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WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir.
Edition: Later printing.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover - An account of growing up in a New York suburb in the 1950s by this Pulitzer Prize winning historian - a time of innocence, marked by the religious rituals of the Catholic and the dawn of a glorious era in baseball. But behind the tranquility was the paranoia of McCarthyism, the fear of nuclear war, and racial prejudice - a time which sowed the seeds of the 60s. Photographs. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-684824892.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 64134More details Price: $15.00
THE LAST PAGAN: Presidential address before the Chicago Literary Club, Forty-third year, October 9. 1916.
Edition: First printing.
Chicago: Chicago Literary Club, 1917. First edition - One of 310 copies which were printed at the Marion Press in Jamaica, New York for the members of the club in 1917. Includes a long "Proem" and extensive notes. An association copy INSCRIBED on the cover "To Ripley Hitchcock with the compliments of James Westfall Thompson." Hitchcock (1857-1918) was an author and an editor, who edited the works of Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, Zane Grey and others. Westfall was a noted historian and author himself, on the faculty of the University of Chicago at the time he gave this address. Decorative vignettes on the title page and as a tail piece. 92 pp plus the colophon.
Condition: Good only in printed sage green wrappers - wear to both covers, but especially the rear cover which has a large triangular chip at the lower corner. The top edges of the pages are still unopened.Book ID: 55770More details Price: $50.00