The knife of the times and other stories.

WILLIAMS, William Carlos

Published by The Dragon Press, [1932]., 1932
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8vo. [viii], 164 pp. Original turquoise cloth, paper labels to upper cover and spine. A fine copy. First edition of Williamís first book of short stories. "The stories are all about people I knew in the town, portraits of people who were my friends. I was impressed by the picture of the times, depression years, the plight of the poor . . . I wrote it down as I saw it." Includes The sailorís son, Mind and body, and A descendant of kings. Wallace, A13. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The knife of the times and other stories.
Publisher: The Dragon Press, [1932].
Publication Date: 1932
Edition: FIRST EDITION

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Book Description Richard West, 1979. gebundene Ausgabe. 164 S. Green cover with traces of wear, pages yellowed by age, otherwise a very well kept copy in view of its age. h43 Wir versenden Ihre Bestellung spätestens am folgenden Werktag, sorgfältig verpackt. Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. liegt bei. Der Versand ins Ausland erfolgt gegen Vorkasse. Wie bei Antiquariaten üblich, verschicken wir unsere Ware als Büchersendung. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass Büchersendungen bis zu 7 Tage unterwegs sein können. Größere Bücher werden als Paket verschickt und sind in der Regel 1-2 Tage unterwegs. Gerne können Sie Bücher auch persönlich bei uns abholen. Bitte rufen Sie in diesem Fall unbedingt zuvor bei uns an! Vielen Dank. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Bookseller Inventory # 131746

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Williams, William Carlos
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Book Description The Dragon Press, Ithaca, NY, 1932. hardcover. Book Condition: Nearly fine copy. 1st edition. 8vo, 164 pp., Limited to 500 copies, Slight darkening to paper spine label, else about fine. Bookseller Inventory # 051764

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Williams, William Carlos
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Book Description Richard West 1979., 1979. Hardcover. Ex-library;lib markings;Good;LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES. NO DJ 164 Pgs. Binding is hb. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 058157

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Williams, William Carlos
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Book Description The Dragon Press [1932], Ithaca, 1932. Octavo, original dark teal cloth, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. The first collection of short fiction by this major American poet. The stories make use of his professional experience as a doctor -- much more so than his poems do. Wallace A13. Light stain to upper margin of text block throughout, outside clean and attractive, a very good copy. Neither the glassine dust jacket nor printed dust jacket are present. (#118011). Bookseller Inventory # 118011

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Williams, William Carlos
Published by The Dragon Press, Ithaca, N.Y. (1932)
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Book Description The Dragon Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 1932. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hard cover has greenish-blue cloth boards, with pasted-on printed paper labels on front and spine. Cover has light shelfwear with sections of the boards faded in color, and mild shelfwear to edges. Label on spine is heavily agetoned and has few tiny chips to top. Pages are clean and bright and have mild agetone to edges. This edition was limited to 500 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 004565

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WILLIAMS, William Carlos.
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Book Description The Dragon Press, Ithaca, 1932. 164 pp. 12mo, publisher's cloth with printed paper labels, in glassine wrapper. First edition; one of 500 copies. A fine copy with tiniest areas of rubbing at the tips of the corners; light use to glassine at extremities. Bookseller Inventory # 51620

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Williams, William Carlos
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Book Description Dragon Press, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ithaca, NY: The Dragon Press, (1932). First edition, limited to a total of 500 copies. The grey-blue cloth binding is in beautiful, fresh, NF condition. There is a stain to the front free endpaper (pls see third picture accompanying this listing), however, as well as general toning to that page. Also, a very minor stain to the upper right corner of the first eight leaves. The Good only dust jacket has a browned spine, chipping to spine extremities, and a 1" x 1/4" hole. Rubbing to front panel; a number of short tears; small stain to rear panel. A 1.5" piece of acid-free tape on the inside of the jacket. Jacket brittle around edges. (Possibly a flaw typical of this volume.) Original price of $1.50 is present on the front flap. With original glassine wrapper. An altogether presentable copy of this collection of short stories. Bookseller Inventory # 000068

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Williams, William Carlos
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Book Description The Dragon Press, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The first American edition, published by the Dragon Press in 1932. Ithaca, New York. A near fine example of the book with a trace of wear to the tips. Dust jacket very good with light chipping along the upper edge and a fingernail sized triangular chip to the base of the rear panel. Dust jacket also includes the original protective glassine wrapper which is also very good. The book was printed in an edition of 500 copies and the first collection of the author's short stories. Bookseller Inventory # 005168

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Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963).
Published by The Dragon Press, Ithaca, New York. The Dragon Series edited by Angel Flores. (One of 500 copies). (1932)
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Book Description The Dragon Press, Ithaca, New York. The Dragon Series edited by Angel Flores. (One of 500 copies)., 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 5 1/4 inches x 7 5/8 in., half-title with other Dragon Press titles listed on the reverse; list of WCW titles; title-page, with publisher's dragon device; contents. [8]pp., 164 pp. with individual titles for the eleven stories. The lower portion of page 8 and the facing title show an adhesion of the paper, with some of the paper surface pulled away, affecting a few words. Blue, textured cloth with printed paper title labels on the spine and front cover; unclipped, gray paper dustjacket with titling and design by Olaf A. Brauner, in blue. Light rubbing to spine ends, cover corners, name in ink on the front paste-down: Russell A. Griffin 1935. The spine ends and edges of the dustjacket show some chipping, with a 1/2 inch closed tear to the lower edge of the back dustjacket edge, small spot, age-related tanning to the dustjacket spine, and tanning to endpapers. Early glassine wraparound over the dustjacket, this shows some tanning, chipping. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-893161581

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WILLIAMS, William Carlos
Published by Dragon Press (1932), Ithaca, N. Y. (1932)
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Book Description Dragon Press (1932), Ithaca, N. Y., 1932. 8vo, original blue cloth, printed dust jacket. A very fine copy, preserved in a full cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine. A very fine copy, preserved in a full cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine First edition. One of 500 copies printed (the entire edition). Wallace A13. Williams' first book of short stories, The Knife of the Times is "all about people I knew in the town, portraits of people who were my friends. I was impressed by the picture of the times, depression years, the plight of the poor . . . I wrote it down as I saw it. The times - that was the knife that was killing them." - (from I Wanted To Write A Poem). Bookseller Inventory # 19476

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