INSCRIBED BY WALLACE STEGNER, FIRST EDITION OF HIS FIRST NOVEL, REMEMBERING LAUGHTER
STEGNER, Wallace. Remembering Laughter. Boston: Little, Brown, 1937. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2500.
First edition of Stegner’s prize-winning first book, inscribed on the title page by him, “For Eric, Wallace Stegner,” with laid-in publisher’s press material, in scarce original dust jacket.
Wallace Stegner’s complex, exuberant portrayal of two sisters in Remembering Laughter “turned upside down the stereotypical characters of the West” and won Stegner the publisher’s prize for best short novel, inaugurating ““a literary career that covered more than 50 years… and won him the country’s highest literary awards” (New York Times). With “First Edition Published September 1939” on copyright page. With publisher’s press material laid in: two-page mimeograph of a press release; one-page carbon of book review by Charles S. Albert.
Book fine; slight edge-wear to scarce near-fine dust jacket.