Ryder. First American Editon

By: BARNES, Djuna

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BARNES, Djuna. Ryder. With Illustrations by the Author. New York : Horace Liveright, Mcmxxviii [1928]. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),1-323,(1), frontispiece + 8 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, red lettering and gilt ornamentations to front board and spine, top edge dyed red. Messerli, Djuna Barnes : A Bibliography, 4. This first edition of "Ryder" is limited to 3,000 copies. Contents : Foreword. 1. Jesus Mundane. 2. Those Twain -- Sophia's parents! 3. Sophia and the five fine chamber-pots. 4. Wendell is born. 5. Rape and repining! 6. Portrait of Amelia's beginning. 7. Sophia tells Wendell how he was conceived, 8. Pro and con, or the Sisters Louise. 9. Tears, idle tears! 10. The occupations of Wendell. 11. However, for the reader's benefit. 12. Amelia hears from her sister in re Hisodalgus, that fine horse. 13. Midwives' Lament, or the horrid outcome of Wendell's first infidelity. 14. Sophia's last will and testament. 15. Who was the girl? 16. The coming of Kate-careless, a rude chapter. 17. What Kate was not. 18. Yet for vindication of Wendell. 19. Amelia and Kate taken to bed. 20. Amelia dreams of the ox of a Black beauty. 21. Wendell dresses his child. 22. And Amelia sings a lullaby.23. Wendell tells the mystery to Julie and to Timothy. 24. Julie becomes w hat she had read. 25. Amelia hears from her sister in regard to a Pasty. 26. Kate and Amelia go a-dunging. 27. The beast thingumbob. 28. If some strong woman. 29. The psychology of nicknames. 30. The cat comes out of the well. 31. No greater love hath any man. 32. The soliloquy of Dr. Matthew O'Connor (family physician to the Ryders) on the way to and from the confessionalof Father Lucas. 33. Be she what she may. 34. They do not much agree. 35. Amelia hears from her sister in regard to Timothy. 36. Amelia tells a bed-time story. 37. Sweetly told. 38. Dr. Matthew O'Connor and the children. 39.Wendell discusses himself with his mother. 40. Old wives' tale, or the kni t codpieces. 41. Wherein Sophia goes a-begging. 42. Amelia hears form her sister on the misfortunes of women. 43. Timothy strives greatly with a whore. 44. Fine bitches all, and Molly dance. 45. Dr. Matthew O'Connor talks to Wendell on Holy inspiration. 46. Ryder -- his race. 47. Going to, and coming from. 48. Elisha in love with the maiden. 49. Three great moments in history. 50. Whom should he disappoint now? Djuna Barnes (b. June 12, 1892, Storm King Mountain, (near Cornwall-on-Hudson) New York - d. June 18, 1982, New York City). Back cover and spine heavilly mottled, internally very good. As is. 30.00

Title: Ryder. First American Editon

Author Name: BARNES, Djuna

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Publisher: Horace Liveright, New York, 1928,:

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