Sherwood Anderson

Poor White

originally published:
New York : B.W. Huebsch

We offered this first issue copy in our Catalog 105.

reference info

bio notes:
born: 9/13/1876
died: 3/8/1941
born as: Sherwood Anderson

Author who strongly influenced American short-story writing between World Wars I and II. His prose style, based on everyday speech and derived from the experimental writing of Gertrude Stein, was markedly influential on Ernest Hemingway. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Anderson's most desirable book is Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life, (1919) which is a rare and valuable book in its easily soiled, printed white jacket. Curiously, we once handled a copy that another dealer had sent out to have cleaned, and the paper restorer who cleaned it managed to wash all the printing off of the clay-coat jacket. Apparently the original printer of the jacket hadn't used a fixative on the ink, and the ink was, in effect, still "wet." Needless to say, it didn't much help the value of the book. Most of Anderson's other books of the period do occasionally show up in jacket, with his first book Windy MacPherson's Son (1916) and Dark Laughter (1925) probably among the more desirable.

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