Item #CNBR490 Queen of Hearts. Victoria Nelson.
Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

[San Francisco]: The Greenwood Press, [1968]. First and Limited Edition. Wraps. One of 250 copies, quarto size, 35 pp., signed by Victoria Nelson, with prospectus and related ephemera. Near fine. Item #CNBR490

A short story about living in the Stinson Beach and Bolinas of the 1980s, "a tale of love and liberation" (n.b., from newspaper review). In the bibliography of The Greenwood Press, Stauffacher relates that "[i]t was in 1982 that I met Victorian Nelson. I read her 'Queen of Hearts' and immediately asked if I could publish this marvelous story about West Marin in the indulgent seventies. Our friendship grew from this experience" (p. 190).

Included is the original prospectus and invoice (the latter to a collector who lived in Stinson Beach), and a contemporary newspaper review by John Grissim, which appeared in the "Point Reyes Light" on November 26, 1986.

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in brown-grey wrappers with yapped edges, title in red on front wrap, photograph of sand dollars on front extending slightly onto the back wrap, title page in red and black, colophon in red, numbered in pencil, this no. 47 of 250 copies, signed by Victoria Nelson in pencil; quarto size (11" by 6 1/2"), pagination: [i-iv] 1-28 [2, blanks] [1, colophon]. Loosely laid in is the prospectus, a single broadside sheet folded twice to four panels, the invoice from The Greenwood Press to the original owner (dated 21 November 1986) and the above-mentioned newspaper review.

___CONDITION: Near fine and could likely be deemed fine, the wraps clean, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; very light wear to the edges due to the yapped design, else fine. The prospectus near fine, clean, with a few light unintended creases, the invoice fine.

___CITATION: Humphreys, p. 260.

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Price: $50.00

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