GOODMAN, Mae Winkler
In Time of Swallows and Autograph Letter Signed
NY, Devin-Adair, 1951. A collection of 52 bird poems by the Cleveland author, each illustrated with a drawing by William E. Scheele. This copy is inscribed by Goodman to the publisher, Devin Garrity: "with warmest thanks and appreciation. May your faith be justified." Additionally inscribed by Scheele: "You had fine courage to do it," with a drawing of a pileated woodpecker under his signature. Laid in is an autograph letter signed from Goodman to Garrity, dated in 1959, in which she responds to his request for her poetry (one typescript page with two sonnets and the poem "Fate" included here) and alludes to sonnets she has written but would be afraid to publish. Devin-Adair did publish a collection of her poetry, Verge of Eden, in 1962. Also laid in is a prospectus for In Time of Swallows. Offsetting to front endpages and table of contents where inserts lay, otherwise near fine in a spine-tanned, mildly rubbed, very good dust jacket. [#034709] SOLD
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