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The Twenties From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period, Wilson, Edmond
141 Wilson, Edmond The Twenties From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period
Farrar, Strauss Giroux 1975 First Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Farrar, Strauss Giroux, 1975 Edmond Wilson was working on "The Twenties" at the Time of his death in 1972, inserting passages of memory which gave it an autobiographical cast. Though he did not live to complete "The Twenties", he had chosen Leon Edel to be the editor of his posthumous papers with the injunction to make the notebooks "as readable as possible" These journals provide perhaps the largest authentic document of the time, the observations of one of the principal actors in the American Twenties. He gives a good deal of the grim side, the rawness of America with its increasing industrialization and its laying waste of national treasures, the mad side of Hollywood, thee literary infighting in New York. We meet Scott Fitzgerald, Edna Millay, there are vignettes of H.L. Menken and Dorothy Parker, E.E. Cummings , Dos Pasos and Eugene O'Neill. With nine B&W plates .Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Grey boards are bumped at corners. DJ illustrated with sepia portrait of the author, is yellowed at spine, has two small closed tears otherwise very clean. Price not clipped. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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142 Wilson, Edmund The Cold War and the Income Tax: A Protest
New York Farrar, Straus and Co. 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Plus Good 
New York: Farrar, Straus and Co., 1963 118 pp. " Between 1946 and the year 1955, I did not file any income tax returns." With this arresting sentence Edmund Wilson begins the account of a bad case of tax delinquency,as he calls it, that led him to examine not only the history, character, administration and morality of the United States income tas and asks the questions, why so much tax, and what is all the money going for? As timely today as it was 45 years ago. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards are clean, DJ is clean and bright but has a closed tear and a chip missing. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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