Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First Edition is stated on the Copyright Page, 270 Pages, Cream Colored Cloth Boards with Red and Blue Coloring on the Spine, Very Light Shelf Rubbings to the Covers, Slight Darkening to the Spine, Top Page Edges Lightly Darkened, No Dust Jacket.
A very good copy in very good dust jacket; jacket is quite browned on spine, with half-inch chip at crown, few nicks at top edge of front panel, else quite fresh and bright.. COWLEY, Malcolm. AFTER THE GENTEEL TRADITION. American Writers Since 1910. Edited by Malcolm Cowley. Octavo, cloth, 270 pages. Contains an introduction and essay by Malcolm Cowley (on Dos Passos), with contributions by Hamilton Basso (on Thomas Wolfe), John Peale Bishop ("Homage to Hemingway"), Lionel Trilling (on Willa Cather and Eugene O'Neill), Robert Cantwell (on Sinclair Lewis), Hildegarde Flanner (on Jeffers and Millay) et al.
First Edition. Ownership signature dated in the year of publication. Contains essays on various American writers including an early one "Homage to Ernest Hemingway" by John Peale Bishop. There are essays on Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Willa Cather, Van Wyck Brooks, Sherwood Anderson, H.L. Mencken, Eugene O'Neill, Sinclair Lewis, James Branch Cabell, Robinson Jeffers, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Dos Passos, Thomas Wolfe. Near fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a few tiny chips with a darkened spine.
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