Lot 2 of 327:
Djuna Barnes, Ryder first edition w/jacket  

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$500 - $800


Barnes, Djuna

New York

Horace Liveright



Illustrations by the author. (8vo), blue cloth lettered in bright orange, illustrated dust jacket. One of 3000 copies. First Edition

Author's second book, a collection of interrelated stories inspired by her childhood experiences in Cornwall-on-Hudson, each chapter drastically changing in style. The first edition was intended to include illustrations and text considered too bawdy by the U. S. Postal Service, and they refused to ship it. Barnes made the changes but left asterisks to highlight the censorship. Scarce copy with good jacket.

Lot Amendments

Wear and toning to jacket with chips to edges, some loss to jacket at head of spine, tape repairs to verso of jacket along spine, $3.00 price sticker on inner front flap; light fading to cloth; ownership signature to top corner of front pastedown; very good volume in good or better jacket.

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