A WOMAN OF MEANS.

Taylor, Peter [Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor], 1917-1994.

Published by New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950.
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Ex-private lending library copy. First edition (as stated upon copyright page). 160 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 14cm. Black dust jacket trimmed 1cm shorter than boards, vertical rippling to front panel with several patches of surface peeling as well as slender swath of tape affixed near center top, some foxing and light soiling to white rear panel and flaps, rear flap partially adhered to rear pastedown, some surface peeling to both flaps with particular lettering loss to front flap text. Black cloth spine, tear and some fraying at heel; light brown cloth boards with some wear at corners, front board's bottom corner bumped. Edges toned; date and number stamps on top edge; "Library Copy" stamp faintly visible on bottom edge; stamps for American Lending Library, E.A. Bergner & Co., and fine rate all on front free endpaper; no other such markings readily apparent upon a quick perusal. Strong toning/foxing to endpapers; some scattered brown spots to leaves and occasional minor foxing. Binding is firm. Robert Penn Warren complemented Taylor's first novel (and second book overall) with the statement that "No description of mere mortals or events of A WOMAN OF MEANS can indicate the particular kind of excitement it possesses - the excitement of being constantly on the verge of deep perceptions and deep interpretations." Peter Taylor (1917-1994) won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his novel A SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1986 for THE OLD FOREST AND OTHER STORIES. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A WOMAN OF MEANS.
Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950.

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Taylor, Peter [Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor], 1917-1994.
Published by New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. (1950)
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Book Description New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950., 1950. Ex-private lending library copy. First edition (as stated upon copyright page). 160 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 14cm. Black dust jacket trimmed 1cm shorter than boards, vertical rippling to front panel with several patches of surface peeling as well as slender swath of tape affixed near center top, some foxing and light soiling to white rear panel and flaps, rear flap partially adhered to rear pastedown, some surface peeling to both flaps with particular lettering loss to front flap text. Black cloth spine, tear and some fraying at heel; light brown cloth boards with some wear at corners, front board's bottom corner bumped. Edges toned; date and number stamps on top edge; "Library Copy" stamp faintly visible on bottom edge; stamps for American Lending Library, E.A. Bergner & Co., and fine rate all on front free endpaper; no other such markings readily apparent upon a quick perusal. Strong toning/foxing to endpapers; some scattered brown spots to leaves and occasional minor foxing. Binding is firm. Robert Penn Warren complemented Taylor's first novel (and second book overall) with the statement that "No description of mere mortals or events of A WOMAN OF MEANS can indicate the particular kind of excitement it possesses - the excitement of being constantly on the verge of deep perceptions and deep interpretations." Peter Taylor (1917-1994) won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his novel A SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1986 for THE OLD FOREST AND OTHER STORIES. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-07161

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Taylor, Peter [Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor], 1917-1994.
Published by New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. (1950)
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Book Description New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950., 1950. First edition (as stated upon copyright page). 160 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 13.75cm. Black dust jacket well rubbed, 2cm loss at spine head, shallow chips and several short tears at other edges, creasing at top of front panel, white rear panel soiled, top corner of front flap is price-clipped; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Black cloth spine and brown cloth boards with light mottling to both, spine heel frayed with minor nick at head. A very good- copy in only a good dust jacket. Robert Penn Warren complemented Taylor's first novel (and second book overall) with the statement that "No description of mere mortals or events of A WOMAN OF MEANS can indicate the particular kind of excitement it possesses - the excitement of being constantly on the verge of deep perceptions and deep interpretations." Peter Taylor (1917-1994) won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his novel A SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1986 for THE OLD FOREST AND OTHER STORIES and is often lauded as the greatest American short story writer. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-03827

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Taylor, Peter [Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor], 1917-1994.
Published by New York: Frederic C. Beil, Publisher, 1983. (1983)
ISBN 10: 0913720445 ISBN 13: 9780913720448
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Book Description New York: Frederic C. Beil, Publisher, 1983., 1983. Second edition (first published 1950) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 140 pages. Hardcover: H 21.25cm x L 13.75cm. Publisher's clear mylar dust jacket lightly rubbed. Red cloth boards. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with Peter Taylor's signature on the front free endpaper. Robert Penn Warren complemented Taylor's first novel (and second book overall) with the statement that "No description of mere mortals or events of A WOMAN OF MEANS can indicate the particular kind of excitement it possesses - the excitement of being constantly on the verge of deep perceptions and deep interpretations." Often lauded as one of the best if not the best American short story writer, Peter Taylor won the 1985 PEN/Faulkner Award for "The Old Forest and Other Stories" and the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Literature for his novel "A Summons to Memphis." ISBN 0913720445. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-01981

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