New York: Simon and Schuster, Harper & Row, HarperCollins, 1976-1995.
First Edition. Hardcover. Four signed books by Anne Rivers Siddons, all first printings, with Homeplace an advance reading copy, each book warmly inscribed to Newsweek bureau chief (1961-1979) Joe Cumming and his wife Emily. Signed handwritten letter from Anne Rivers Siddons to Joe Cumming taped into front free endpaper of Heartbreak Hotel: "I hope [this pre-publication copy of] Heartbreak gives you one-tenth the pleasure that knowing you has given me." Moderate edgewear and light dust soiling to all unclipped dust jackets. 1" X 1 1/4" open tear to front panel of dust jacket of Heartbreak Hotel, with dampstain to rear panel. Small tear to edge of rear panel of The House Next Door. Heavy sunning to spine of Fault Lines. Moderate edgewear to bindings, with gentle bumping to extremities. Creasing to wraps and spine of Homeplace. Foxing and dust soiling to edges of textblock, heavy to Homeplace. Bindings are sound. Foxing to pages of Homeplace, and previous owner's name to front free endpaper of Heartbreak Hotel, else pages are clean and unmarked. A very nice set of personally inscribed first printings of the work of the acclaimed Southern novelist Anne Rivers Siddons. Good + / good +. Item #3762