The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers (1951) first edition


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Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Houghton Mifflin, 1951. 8vo. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Very good condition. Used book store pencilling on flyleaf corner. Light wear along textblock edges. No other markings. Dust jacket is chipped along periphery and is torn near upper front forecorner (see photo) with some rubbing here and there. Among other short stories, this book contains the novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter in its entirety.

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