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Songs of Life (two copies: autgraphed printed copy, and typed original draft copy )

Spiroff, Nada; illus by Ed Frye

Published by Rex Printing Co, (np), 1932
Condition: Fine, both books. Hardcover
From Ed Buryn Books (Nevada City, CA, U.S.A.)

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'A unique and remarkable pair of collectible books; the first book is the author-inscribed printed edition ("to Ruth Rose-- who might enjoy some of these outbursts of moods and observations - see page 23. Nada Spiroff Stanley 1947") but with each of the ten b/w 1920s-style drawings beautifully hand-colored in watercolors; the second book consists of the original typed draft of the book in loose signatures that also include pencil sketches of the drawings, all in a nicely hand-made binding of black cloth boards - apparently by the author herself. This pair of books clearly shows the before-and-after versions of a poet''s vision. Together they make a lovely and touching collectible that goes way beyond rare.' Both books 6-1/4 x 9, 95 pp, full-page b/w dwgs (hand-colored). Both books in black cloth boards, the printed one w gilt illustration; no jackets as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 26568

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Title: Songs of Life (two copies: autgraphed ...

Publisher: Rex Printing Co, (np)

Publication Date: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine, both books.

Edition: 1st printing..

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Mail-order bookseller at: PO Box 720, Nevada City CA 95959. My physical address for UPS etc is 15321 Wet Hill Road, Nevada City CA 95959; book orders may also be mailed to this address. Used, rare, out of print. Books available in all categories. However, only a small fraction of my book inventory is listed online so far. Monday through Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm. Besides selling books, I have written, edited, illustrated (art & photos), designed, and published numerous books. My author's credits include several travel titles including "Vagabonding in Europe & North Africa" and "Vagabonding in the USA," a tarot deck called the "William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination," and a book of poetry entitled "Sacred Southwest Suite."

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