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1 Burgess (Gelett) - intro. [Zane Grey, Mary Austin, Edna Ferber, Sinclair Lewis, many others]. My Maiden Effort. Being the Personal Confessions of Well-known American Authors as to their Literary Beginnings. With an Introduction by Gelett Burgess.
NY: Author's League of America / Doubleday, Page, 1921. First edition. 
Blue cloth lettered in gilt. Title page printed in red & black. Label on inner front cover, light shelf wear to base of spine, a strong very good copy in a slightly worn dust jacket, which has a short split along the front hinge and a bit of wear to the base of the spine. The Author's League statement on the front of the jacket indicates that it was published "For the Benefit of the Authors' League Fund for Needy Authors." Personal stories from 125 authors including Zane Grey, Mary Austin, Channing Pollock, William MacLeod Raine, Arthur Train, Carolyn Wells, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Mary E. Wilkins, Clement Wood, George Barr McCutcheon, Sinclair Lewis, Robert W. Chambers, Rex Beach, and many others. Quite a decent copy. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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2 Burgess (Gelett) Vivette or The Memoirs of the Romance Association. Setting forth the diverting Adventures of one Richard Redforth...

Boston: Copeland and Day, 1897. First edition. Salmon blind-stamped cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Colour end papers with a map design. Title page printed in red & black. Signed by Burgess on the half-title leaf, dated 1898, with a small humorous drawing. Some sunning of the spine, light chipping to spine ends, another 1898 ownership signature on the front flyleaf, a bit of glue residue on the verso of the front end paper (from a removed bookplate?); a very good copy in general. Burgess's first book.. Wright III: 793. Kraus 74. 
Price: 90.00 CAD
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