Now that I have begun to get settled into my new library I culled about three grocery bags of books from the rest of the herd. I took them to a secondhand shop and ended up getting $80 of store credit. Well, that plus $20 got me this stack of books. For me this is a pretty short stack for $100, but two of them were quite costly because of their rare nature. One was a no-brainer: a first edition of my FAVORITE Willa Cather novel, The Professor’s House. And the other is a large format, Rebecca West story illustrated with really amazing color plates. I will have more on the Rebecca West volume in the days to come.
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster – I think I already have a copy of this favorite book, but I couldn’t resist the sweet cover. (see below)
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron – I need some mass market volumes to take with on vacation in a few weeks. That way I can leave them behind as I finish them. This is one of the Modern Library’s Top 100 that I haven’t read yet.
The Men With the Pink Triangle by Heinz Heger – A rare first-hand account of a homosexual prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp.
The Diary of Provincial Lady and The Provincial Lady in America by E.M. Delafield – I have one of these already in the same edition. But not with these amazing dust jackets. I have never seen this edition in dust jackets. What a find.
The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton – This one sounded very interesting and I am fast becoming a sucker for NYRB editions.
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather – A great cover on a Cather I haven’t read yet.
The Professor’s House by Willa Cather – A first edition of this, my favorite Willa Cather novel.
The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald – I don’t always love her books but I am always glad I read them.
The Modern Rake’s Progress by Rebecca West – You guys are going to love this book when I blog about it later.
Not the best shape, but how cute is this illustration?