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INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR JAMES PURDY TO FEMINIST ICON SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

PURDY, James. Color of Darkness. New York, 1957.

First edition, first printing, presentation copy, of the first complete published work of James Purdy—acclaimed for "dialogue reminiscent of Hemingway… he can do more with a whisper than most fiction writers do with a shout"—inscribed to French feminist and intellectual Simone de Beauvoir: "For Simone de Beauvoir with great admiration and sincere good wishes from James Purdy. August 6, 1958." $4200.

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COLOR OF DARKNESS, INSCRIBED BY JAMES PURDY

PURDY, James. Color of Darkness. New York, 1957.

First edition, first printing of the first complete published work of James Purdy—acclaimed for "dialogue reminiscent of Hemingway… he can do more with a whisper than most fiction writers do with a shout"—inscribed on the title page by him, "For R— With all good wishes. James Purdy," this scarce volume featuring his breakthrough novella together for the first time with eleven short prose works including two never before published, preceded only by separate private printings issued in wrappers and an English edition of only nine stories and the novella, in the original dust jacket. $700.

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COLOR OF DARKNESS, SIGNED BY JAMES PURDY

PURDY, James. Color of Darkness. New York, 1957.

First edition, first printing of the first complete published work of James Purdy—acclaimed for "dialogue reminiscent of Hemingway… he can do more with a whisper than most fiction writers do with a shout"—signed on the title page by him, this scarce volume featuring his breakthrough novella together for the first time with eleven short prose works including two never before published, preceded only by separate private printings issued in wrappers and an English edition of only nine stories and the novella, in the original dust jacket. $700.

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