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RED BADGE OF COURAGE - A Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Signed Association, the Dedication Copy, Bowers to Bruccoli wth TLS

CRANE, Stephen (Author); Fredson Bowers (Editor)

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Washington DC: NCR / Microcard Editions, 1973. First edition thus. 2 red cloth 4to. volumes in matching slipcase. Books near fine in a very good or better slipcase. Limited edition, one of 1000 numbered copies, this #24. THE DEDICATION COPY, inscribed by Fredson Bowers to Matthew Bruccoli to the dedication page in first volume: "...who had the imagination to / want this and then the courage / to get it into print - / Fredson Bowers / 6 July 1973." Additionally initialed by Bruccoli and signed by Frazer Clark to title page, the latter noting "Matt's copy." Also laid in is a TLS, about 65 words, from Bruccoli to Bowers expressing his pride at the final production of RED BADGE, his honor at being able to publish Bowers, and his joy at the dedication. He goes on to report positive initial orders and his expectations for the book's success. Below, on the same page, Bowers has typed his response, about 75 words. In it he expresses his wish that a different cloth for the binding had been used and suggesting the possibility of a cheaper reprint. Signed by Bowers below. (Item ID: 13740)

Bruccoli (1931-2008) studied bibliography under Bowers. The two would go on to collaborate in various capacities on a number of other projects, including works on Nabokov as well as parts of the Dictionary of Literary Biography, but this was the first. An exceptional association between two of the most preeminent bibliographers (indeed arguable THE two most) of the 20th century.


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