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Dago Red (Dedication Copy Inscribed to Carey McWilliams)

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Dago Red (Dedication Copy Inscribed to Carey McWilliams)
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Dago Red (Dedication Copy Inscribed to Carey McWilliams)

New York: Viking Press, . First edition First edition of the author's third book, a collection of short stories. Very good condition in decorated cloth binding in very good price-intact dustwrapper. The cloth covers are a bit worn, but the interior of the book is clean and sturdy. This is a DEDICATION COPY inscribed by Fante on the front endpaper to Carey McWilliams. The inscription reads "To the spirit of Carey McWilliams, where I burn old rags and chow-mein - J Fante" There is a handwritten asterisk after the word chow-mein and below Fante's signature he repeats the asterick and then handwrites "apologies to Agnes Snedley". The book is additionally SIGNED and dated Sept. 1, 1940 on the second blank endpaper. McWilliams is one of two dedicatees to this book (the other being Ross Wills). McWilliams was a close friend of Fante, correspondent for many years, novelist, reporter and finally editor of The Nation for over twenty years. Both Fante and McWilliams lived in Southern California and wrote of the immigrant experience in America in the Depression years. Very Good Cloth (Item ID: 19250)


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