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Selected Short Stories of Thomas Hardy
The Story Classics, Allentown, PA 1948 - First edition. Illustrated by Walter Emerson Baum, with an appended essay by the artist. Two-part cloth binding, fine in a lightly worn, very good or better slipcase as issued. This copy nicely Inscribed by Baum at the end of his essay: "With all good wishes this book goes forward to my dear friend William J. Conlen. Walter Emerson Baum. July 27 1948, Sellersville, Pa." Also laid into the book is a closely written Autograph Postcard Signed ("Walter") from Baum to Conlen, sending the book, acknowledging receipt of vignettes of Mexico, acknowledging that "Mrs. Baum and I will read your book when we start on our next sketching tour," and recounting what he is and isn't doing in the studio: "I've been doing odds & ends in the studio so far. Was it Rembrandt or someone else who procrastinated until he could not look his friends in the face? Well I am him all over in that respect." Book shown without slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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