It's not a well-known fact that, in addition to being a major American writer, Eudora Welty was also a skilled photographer. This collection of 100 photographs she took for the WPA in Mississippi in the 1930s--when she was in her 20s--is a very representative collection of her work. In the photographs, as in her books, Welty demonstrates her ...
It's not a well-known fact that, in addition to being a major American writer, Eudora Welty was also a skilled photographer. This collection of 100 photographs she took for the WPA in Mississippi in the 1930s--when she was in her 20s--is a very representative collection of her work. In the photographs, as in her books, Welty demonstrates her empathy with her subjects and her feeling for the details of their bleak lives, as well as an appreciation of the sense of community and hope that even the poorest people often managed to sustain during the hard times of the Great Depression. In fact, as Welty points out in her introduction, the Depression didn't really change the lives of her subjects: they were already among the poorest in the nation.
Welty, Eudora. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Inscribed by Author(s) 1st Printing. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. pp. 113. First Edition, one of 8425 copies printed. (Polk A18.1b). Inscribed by the author on the half title page: "For John Martinez, with all good wishes, Eudora Welty". Brown full cloth covers are clean with imprint of a photograph on the front panel, with slight age toning along extremities. Dust jacket is clean with some edge wear, some scuffs, but no stains or tears, in mylar sleeve. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. With 100 photographs by the author. Binding is solid and square.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author INSCRIBED by AUTHOR on half-title page. It reads: "For Harold Merry/ with best wishes, / Eudora Welty." Book is in Very Good condition with brown pictorial boards and bronze lettering. Some fading to extremities, glue remainder from tape on top/bottom edges of boards (small area), small oil stain at top edge of back board. Dustjacket is in Very Good condition with faded areas, small spot on front cover. Otherwise, clean and tight. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic. 112 pgs. Additional shipping charges may apply to international orders.
Fine in fine jacket. 100 photo. illus. by the author. square 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Random House, (1971). First Edition. Fine. Review copy, with 3 glossy photographs from the book. Presentation from Welty to theater critic Howard Kissell, with his ownership signature.
b&w photo illus. Very Good+/in a very good slipcase, with good DJ. 113, Beige cloth with brown title at spine, in a clear jacket, in a brown slipcase. Cloth is soiled/discolored at very top and bottom edges of spine, internally the book is fine, slipcase sunned with shelfwear. This is copy number 76 of a limited edition of three hundred, Signed by the author.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Welty on the half-title page. Board cloth with few light rubs, few foxed spots on edges; dustjacket with three small closed tears on the bottom edge, touched corners and minimal edgewear. Very Good+ condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with an archival cover. Image is of the book described; not a stock photo.
Reprint. Corners a little bumped, about fine in a faded, else near very good dustwrapper. Inscribed to Irish author Mary Lavin and her husband: "To Mary and Michael with deepest welcome to Mississippi and my dear hopes you'll return--with love, Eudora. Jackson, Mississippi. October 7, 1978." Bookplate from a distinguished collection laid in.
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