Lie Down in Darkness [Inscribed Association Copy w/ TNS]

STYRON, William

Published by Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1951
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Styron's first book, inscribed to the writer Jonathan Carroll: "with best wishes/ William Styron/ 27 September 1971/ (Twenty years, to the month, after publication)." The date is also nine years before Carroll's first published book, The Land of Laughs. Laid in is a typed note signed by Styron in which he agrees to the signing; based on the address, Carroll would have been an English teacher at the time, in North Carolina. The book is unevenly sunned on the cloth and bears a few small stains; very good in a jacket with modest edge wear including one edge tear, and a vertical crease to the spine; still very good. The note is folded, else fine, with a chipped mailing envelope included. A nice association copy of an important first novel. Forty years after this inscription, on the occasion of Styron's death in 2011, Carroll wrote a blog post on his website, referring to Styron as a "great American novelist." Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. Bookseller Inventory # 026147

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Title: Lie Down in Darkness [Inscribed Association ...

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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