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2023 Fall Fine Art & Antiques (Day 2)

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 620

8 Fugitive Writer related books incl. Andrew Lytle, R.P. Warren, J.C. Ransom, Allen Tate

Estimate: $400 - $500

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8 Fugitive Poet related publications including signed and first edition books. 1st Item: ALL THE KING'S MEN, Robert Penn Warren, Franklin Library, 1977, Hardcover. Signed by author on the page preceding limitation page; black leather binding with gilt stamping, gilt page edges, silk endpapers, and ribbon marker; Franklin's "Notes from the Editors" booklet laid in. 2nd Item: THE LONG NIGHT by Andrew Lytle, signed First Edition (stated), Hardcover Bobbs-Merrill Company 1936, Lytle's first novel, inscribed on the copyright page "To- The Little Squire From a close neighbor and friend Andrew Lytle." Original green cloth boards stamped in gilt, with original unclipped DJ with $2.50 price intact. 3rd Item: AT THE MOON'S INN by Andrew Lytle, signed First Edition (stated), Hardcover Bobbs-Merrill Company 1941, signed by Lytle on the dedication page. Hardcover w original blue boards, gilt stamped, no DJ. THE VELVET HORN by Andrew Lytle, First Edition Hardcover, New York, McDowell Obolensky 1957. Inscribed to previous owner on ffep and "Andrew Lytle Nashville, 1957". No DJ. 4th Item: THE VELVET HORN by Andrew Lytle, trade paperback reprint by The University of the South, 1983, inscribed to previous owner on title page. 5th Item: SELECTED POEMS BY JOHN CROWE RANSOM, by John Crowe Ransom, Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hardcover First Edition (stated). Black boards with unclipped $2.00 DJ. 6th Item: LEE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND OTHER POEMS, by Donald Davidson, Houghton Mifflin Company (The Riverside Press); Boston, 1938, Hardcover First Edition; Simple inscription and author signature on front page; purple cloth binding with gilt and black lettering, DJ w/ $2.00 price intact. 7th Item: ALLEN TATE IN MEMORIAM (1899-1979), Front Street Trolley, Nashville, Tennessee, 1979. 7 page octavo pamphlet commemorating poet Allen Tate upon his death, #50 of 300, with pieces by Robert Holladay, Molly McIntosh, Jean Guerrero Gore, Alison Touster; signed by each contributor; together with newspaper article obituary. 8th Item: I'LL TAKE MY STAND THE SOUTH AND THE AGRARIAN TRADITION, by various authors, with introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr., 1977 Louisiana State University Press. Trade Paperback printing of the 1930 Agrarian "manifesto" put out by 12 Fugitive writers, SIGNED by Lyle H. Lanier, Robert Penn Warren, and Andrew Lytle. Together with a program from 1980 "Fifty Years After" symposium laid in. Note: the Fugitives, also known as the Fugitive Poets, were a group of poets and literary scholars associated with Vanderbilt University in Nashville credited with ushering in a major period of modern Southern literature. Their name stemmed from The Fugitive, a literary magazine published from 1922-1925.


ALL THE KING'S MEN light foxing on one page and gilt edges; THE LONG NIGHT good with moderate toning, DJ with chipping, 1 1/2" tear to front; AT THE MOON'S INN good with slight wear to edges, no DJ; THE VELVET HORN (HB) good with crayon mark to front, ffep w/ glue residue, no DJ; THE VELVET HORN (PB) clean, wrinkling to spine; SELECTED POEMS good with toning, binder's glue residue inside, prev. owner's gift inscription ffep, DJ with chips; LEE IN THE MOUNTAINS good with slight toning, ffep missing exposing spine, DJ split along front spine with chips; ALLEN TATE IN MEMORIAM toning to front edge of cover; I'LL TAKE MY STAND very good with slight soiling to page edges.

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