The Troll Garden

New York: McClure, Phillips, 1905. First edition. Original red cloth, a bright and fine copy in the rare dust jacket, slightly worn and darkened. First edition, second issue, with "Doubleday, Page & Co." at the foot of the spine. Cather's second book, and first collection of stories. Inscribed by Cather to the Cleveland bookseller H.V. Korner, "For H.V. Korner / Willa Cather [This book had a lonely life but it rose again. / W.S.C.] OIctober 31, 1925". The second issue came about after the disolution of McClure, Phillips in 1906, and the remainder of the edition was acquired by Doubleday, who issued the original sheets in a new binding with their name on the spine. The dust jacket was unchanged and retains the McClure, Phillips name. From the Frederick B. Adams library, with bookplate. Crane A4.a. Item #32240

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