GOOD-BYE WISCONSIN, Glenway Wescott - 1928 [Signed 1st Ed.] Short Stories VG


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SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. An early 20th volume securely bound in gilt stamped black cloth and complete with the original illustrated DJ. Volume exhibits minimal signs of commensurate age and wear. DJ exhibits extensive wear. Overall in Very Good condition. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

Good-Bye Wisconsin

by Glenway Wescott

Signed First Edition. Published by: Harper & Brothers. New York, NY. 1928

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a FAIR DJ. 

  • Gilt stamped black cloth covers exhibit minimal signs of commensurate age and wear.  
  • Boards are gently rubbed and stained in areas with mild edgewear, most notably to the bottom edge and a a small portion of the front top edge. Please see photos. 
  • Corners are rubbed with exposed boards. 
  • Spine features ink stamped lettering with publisher's logo and exhibits moderate wear to the ends. Please see photos. 
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Illustrated endpapers are darkened and exhibit offsetting with writing to the ffep and rear pastedown. Please see photos. 
  • Title page bears author's signature and inscription. Please see photos. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges are darkened and rubbed with stains to areas. Please see photos. 
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ is darkened and stained with tears and portions missing along the upper and lower edges. AS IS. Please see photos. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20181019
362 pages. 5.5" by 7.75". 

A collection of eleven short stories presented as the first edition by Harper & Brothers, New York. 

Glenway Wescott (April 11, 1901 – February 22, 1987) was an American poet, novelist and essayist. A figure of the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s, Wescott was openly gay. His relationship with longtime companion Monroe Wheeler lasted from 1919 until Wescott's death.

Wescott lived in Germany (1921–22), and in France (c. 1925–33), where he mixed with Gertrude Stein and other members of the American expatriate community. Wescott was the model for the character Robert Prentiss in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. After meeting Prentiss, Hemingway's narrator, Jake Barnes, confesses, "I just thought perhaps I was going to throw up." In the Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933), Gertrude Stein wrote about him, "There was also Glenway Wescott but Glenway Wescott at no time interested Gertrude Stein. He has a certain syrup but it does not pour."

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Topic: Short Stories
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication: New York N.Y.
Year Printed: 1928
Author: Glenway Wescott
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