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West, Nathanael
THE DREAM LIFE OF BALSO SNELL. PARIS AND NEW YORK: CONTACT EDITIONS 1931
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West, Nathanael
THE DREAM LIFE OF BALSO SNELL. PARIS AND NEW YORK: CONTACT EDITIONS 1931
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 USD
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West, Nathanael
THE DREAM LIFE OF BALSO SNELL. PARIS AND NEW YORK: CONTACT EDITIONS 1931
8vo (9 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.; 244 x 162 mm). Title-page with geometric decoration printed in green and black; minimal wear. Publisher's printed wrappers over stiff paper covers; some tanning at edges, some wear to spine ends, and corner, but overall a good copy. Blue buckram clamshell case, gilt-lettered black morocco spine label; minor fading to spine and edges. 
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Provenance

Ruth Shapiro (presentation inscription and her signature in pencil on an initial blank)

Catalogue Note

PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF NATHANAEL WEST'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED ON THE COLOPHON, "For Ruth, in friendship and affection, Nathanael West." COPY 41 OF 500 NUMBERED COPIES.

This copy is inscribed to Ruth Shapiro, sister of West's close friend, the novelist John Sanford (Julian Shapiro).

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