Autographed Canadian Classic

Morley Callaghan (1903-1990) had his first short story published in 1926 in Paris in This Quarter. He was not a prolific writer; The Varsity Story was one of only two novels published between 1937 and his Governor General’s Award winning The Loved and the Lost in 1951. Nevertheless, Callaghan is widely regarded as one of his generation’s most important Canadian authors. Ernest Hemingway certainly thought he had promise, as illustrated by a letter he wrote to his Paris publisher, Robert McAlmon in 1926, offering to split the cost of publishing Callaghan’s first novel! [Toronto Star, 4 May 2012] Callaghan’s last novel, A Wild Old Man Down the Road was published in 1988.

Callaghan, Morley. Eric Aldwinckle, Illus. Varsity Story. Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada, 1948. [8] 1-172 [4] in navy cloth over boards. DJ edges worn, especially at head and tail of spine and corner tips where numerous short tears and associated creases occur, tail edge stained with dye from cloth cover. Cover edges turned a bit at head and tail of spine, liquid leach from tail edge and some faint staining along fore-edge rear panel, LR front corner bumped, corner tips turned a bit. Author’s signature top ffep, p.o.n. and brief note just below it, rest of pages clean. Binding tight. Canadian Fiction ECB10190 $100.00

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