Bibliography, First Edition and Price Guide (APG - Author's Price Guide Series)

Dickerson, MD: Quill & Brush, 2007.

Price: $20.00

Hardcover. 2007 (current) edition. XX page bibliography and price-guide. A thorough guide to identifying and collecting first editions, advance copies, limited editions, etc. The AUTHOR PRICE GUIDES (APGs) include a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; an up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American and British) with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies printed (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values. You can view the Instructions For Use, also included with your order, which shows a sample listing and complete instructions for identifying first editions of the author's works.

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You can view illustrated examples of some of Rawlings's first editions in our Reference Library. While there, be sure to look in the Reference Info - Images section for additional illustrations of limited editions and authentic inscriptions for many of her books.

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Bibliography, First Edition and Price Guide (APG - Author's Price Guide Series). Marjorie Kinnan RAWLINGS, The Staff of Quill, Inc Brush.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
birth name: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
born: 8/8/1896
died: 12/14/1953
nationality: USA

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American short-story writer and novelist who founded a regional literature of backwoods Florida. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

Collecting tips:

If you've ever attended or exhibited at a book fair in Florida, you'll know that MKR is a "home girl," probably trailing only Ernest Hemingway and John D. MacDonald in popularity as collected Florida authors, and neck and neck with Zora Neale Hurston for third place. Her early books The Golden Apples (1935) and Where the Whipporwill (1940) are especially scarce in fine condition, and not all that common even in mediocre jackets. Both were reprinted, so they need the Scribner "A" on the copyright page to be first editions. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Yearling (1938) is a classic in all sorts of fields -- Florida lit, nature, children's fiction, as a film source, deer fiction, and what-all else. The book club edition is often confused with the first edition, the only real difference being that the book club edition didn't have a price on the jacket, so avoid price-clipped jackets on this one (the same is true of her 1942 book Cross Creek). Look for two other scarce titles, her children's book The Secret River (1955) and Jacob's Ladder (1950) a slim volume reprinting a single story that appeared in Scribner's Magazine in 1931.more