Random House Prose Quartos

New York: Random House, 1930.

Price: $75.00

Hardcover. First edition, one of 875 copies. Wraps are sunned at the spine and slightly worn at extremities, else very good to near fine in a slipcase somewhat faded, and rubbed at extremities. Six separate works in stiff wraps, paper spine labels, housed in publisher's slipcase. Works as follows: "Gehenna" by Conrad Aiken, "The American County Fair" by Sherwood Anderson, "The Litter of the Rose Leaves" by S.V. Benet, "Tabloid News" by Louis Bromfield, "Fine Furniture" by Theodore Dreiser, and "Feathers" by Carl Van Vechten. A very good set.

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Conrad Aiken
birth name: Conrad Potter Aiken
born: 8/5/1889
died: 8/17/1973

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Poet, short-story writer, novelist, and critic whose works, influenced by early psychoanalytic theory, are concerned largely with the human need for self-awareness. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
He was the father of Joan Aiken, who wrote many acclaimed books for young adults starting with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.more