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A lost lady / by Willa Cather.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, MCMXXIII [1923] (Norwood, Mass : Printed and bound by the Plimpton Press)
Format/Description:
Book
173, [3] p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction.
Nebraska -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
United States Massachusetts Norwood.
Notes:
First edition, trade issue. Cf. Crane. (Text in Crane's state A and Mignon & Link's state a.)
"The first edition of 'A Lost Lady' consists of twenty thousand two hundred and twenty copies as follows: twenty on Borzoi all rag paper signed by the author and numbered A to T; two hundred copies on Borzoi all rag paper signed by the author and numbered 1 to 200; and twenty thousand copies on English featherweight paper."--T.p. verso.
"Set up and electrotyped by the Vail-Ballou Co., Binghamton, N.Y. Paper furnished by W.F. Etherington & Co., New York."--T.p. verso.
Binding: Full pale green linen cloth; left board has title in facsimile of Cather's hand stamped in gold across upper portion; right board has Borzoi Books device stamped in blind in tail inner corner; spine has title and author's name stamped in gold at head and publisher's name stamped in gold at foot; decorative endpapers (lozenge-and-web pattern in pale green and mauve). Cf. Crane.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has unopened leaves.
Culture Class Collection copy inscribed to "Ralph from Jessie, Christmas 1923" with address 57 Bishop Road, West Hartford.
Culture Class Collection copy has [1] loose leaf with bibliographical information about this book written in ms. laid in.
Schimmel Collection copy has ms. note ("Read - Howell - Sept 1932") in pencil on p. [176]; bookseller's ms. notes in pencil on half-title; ms. sheet with bibliographical notes in pencil laid in.
Schimmel Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Caroline F. Schimmel with her bookplate on front pastedown.
Schimmel Collection copy: dust jacket retained. For a description, see Crane.
Schimmel Collection copy: colored tops.
Schimmel Collection copy: p. 5-8 unopened at tail edge.
Penn Provenance:
Schimmel, Caroline F. (bookplate) (donor) (Schimmel Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1923
Cited in:
Crane, J. Willa Cather: a bibliography, A13.a.i
Mignon & Link. Textual essay. (In Cather, W. A lost lady (University of Nebraska Press, 1997), p. 303-344), K1.a (p. 319)
Contributor:
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Caroline F. Schimmel Fiction Collection of Women in the American Wilderness (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
346638
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