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

Dickerson, MD: Quill & Brush, 2004.

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Unbound. 2004 (current) edition. 4 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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Bibliography, First Edition and Price Guide (APG - Author's Price Guide Series). James AGEE, The Staff of Quill, Inc Brush.

James Agee
birth name: James Agee
born: 11/27/1909
died: 5/16/1955
nationality: USA

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Biography

American poet, novelist, and one of the most influential American film critics in the 1930s and '40s.more

Collecting tips:

Agee's first book Permit Me, Voyage (1934), is a moderately expensive book, and scarce in fine condition, but like much poetry, doesn't exactly fly off the shelf. His most eagerly sought after title, a collaboration with photographer Walker Evans, is Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), which is nearly impossible to find with an unfaded spine. A relatively inexpensive alternative is the 1960 reprint that adds additional Evans photographs. His posthumously published novel A Death in the Family (1957) won the Pulitzer Prize, and while published in substantial numbers is becoming very scarce in the right condition, as the blue jacket rubs easily. The book has a number of issue points, but if the title page isn't printed in blue, look no further. Agee didn't sign many books, so finding signed copies should be considered a coup, unless its one of the posthumously published ones.

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