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"A DAZZLING FIRST NOVEL": FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THE FIRST NOVEL BY AUSTRALIAN PATRICK WHITE, AWARDED THE 1973 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

WHITE, Patrick. Happy Valley. New York, 1940.

First American edition of the award-winning first novel by White—"the first writer with Australian roots to be widely read abroad and the only Australian writer ever selected for the Nobel Prize"—issued by Viking's Ben Huebsch, famed publisher of Joyce and Lawrence, who became "the rock on which Patrick White's career was built," in original dust jacket. $5400.

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“EXPECTATION OF HAPPINESS IS EXPECTATION OF SORROW. THE SEPARATING MEMBRANE IS NEGLIGIBLE."

WHITE, Patrick. The Aunt's Story. New York, 1948.

First edition of the third novel by Patrick White, who was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature—"there is still no Australian writer of greater stature." $550.

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