The Second Tree From the Corner

WHITE, E.B.

WHITE, E.B. The Second Tree From the Corner

Harper, 1953.

First edition. Original grey quarter cloth over blue boards in (supplied) dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to friend and fellow author, Elizabeth Taylor, on the front end paper, "Elizabeth Taylor from her grateful reader E.B.White / New York, 24 January 1954" A very good copy, with the spine faded and lettering worn, in a very good dustwrapper with wear to the corners and spine ends and a couple of internally repaired tears.

Elizabeth Taylor, the critically regarded British novelist, described by Kingsley Amis as "One of the best English novelists born this century", whose writing career was forced into relative obscurity as a consequence of coinciding with the rise of her more famous namesake, the American actress. Her style was in the mould of Ivy Compton-Burnett, Barbara Pym and Elizabeth Bowen, and has only recently been recognised as one of the important authors of the twentieth century. She wrote twelve novels and a clutch of story collections, most of which were originally published in, The New Yorker, where E.B. White also contributed and Katharine White (E.B. White's wife) was her first editor. Taylor rarely travelled to American so did not often meet White but they became good friends via a long and frequent correspondence.

PROVENANCE: Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975, Novelist)

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