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(n.p), (n.p), (n.d.). Farrell's typescript pages (pp. 4, 5, 11) for what appears to be an introduction to a work by or about Dreiser. Reportedly, this was from an introduction to a Collier Books edition of Sister Carrie, but we have been unable to verify that such an edition existed. It is not from the 1975 Sagamore Press edition (which does have a Farrell introduction). Nor, as best as we can tell, is it from Farrell's introduction to The Best Short Stories of Theodore Dreiser, nor the 1955 volume The Stature of Theodore Dreiser, nor the 1962 volume Theodore Dreiser. What it is: three pages of text (two ribbon copy; one carbon copy), with holograph corrections, with an additional two pages (p. 11, p. 12) of notes/inserts, in manuscript. It is verifiable as Farrell's by the fact that in the text he quotes from letters to himself from H.L. Mencken, about Dreiser. The manuscript pages are darkened; page 11 has some offsetting; near fine. Farrell wrote about Sister Carrie repeatedly in his career, including a piece for the New York Times Book Review in 1943. Dreiser's book claimed the #33 spot on the Modern Library's list of Books of the Century, four spots behind Farrell's Lonigan Trilogy. [#012793] $300
NY, Vanguard Press, 1932. A "special edition, the sale of which is limited to physicians, surgeons, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, social workers, teachers and other persons having a professional interest in the psychology of adolescence." Farrell's first novel, originally published in 1932 as the first book in the Studs Lonigan trilogy, which chronicled the maturing, degradation and, finally, death of a young Chicago man, destroyed by the pressures of modern urban street life. The books were controversial in their day for their unflinching, realistic portrayal of the brutalities of city life and their honest rendering of both the thoughts and the speech of a youth growing up on the streets. This edition, with an added preface, prints the above three times on the jacket, with the added disclaimer that "It is the sincere conviction of the publisher that this book could not conceivably harm any individual, whether or not a member of a profession. The plan for restricting its circulation has been adopted merely for the purpose of meeting official prejudice." Near fine in a fair, fragile jacket, chipped along the edges and with a detached front flapfold. [#011435] $300
NY, Vanguard, (1942). Owner name and date (1942) on front endpaper and some markings in text; thus only very good in a very good, spine-sunned dust jacket with a couple tiny chips. An attractive copy of one of his scarcer titles. [#011437] $45
NY, Vanguard Press, (1950). Very Good in Good (heavily edge-worn, faded) DJ. Offsetting to free end papers. Crayon marks to rear free end paper. [#705574] $20
NY, Vanguard Press, (1946). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#704386] $20
Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1976. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder spray on bottom edge. [#704390] $20
NY, Vanguard Press, (1951). Very Good in Very Good (chipped, price-clipped) DJ. [#704387] $20
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