Color of Darkness
(New York), New Directions, (1957). The author's first regularly published book, after two collections that were privately printed. Collects the stories of 63: Dream Palace and Don't Call Me By My Right Name, plus two previously unpublished stories. One of the dedicatees of this book is Dame Edith Sitwell, an early admirer and supporter of Purdy who helped arrange for the publication of 63: Dream Palace. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light edge wear. [#030023] $95
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