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#1004. Rutledge, Archibald. Heart's Quest (SIGNED). n.p.: [Privately Printed], n.d. First edition. Perfect-bound oblong 12mo with blue-green velour-paper wraps, the title printed in (much faded) silver/black on the upper cover; pp. [8], 9-164. Undated, but external evidence (and the David Cupka bibliography) suggests it was self-published sometime in the mid-1930s.

Simply and neatly signed by Rutledge on the title page. Wrap edges a bit sunned with a few small rubbed spots; internally clean and bright, but for the faint remnant of a former pencil price on the front flyleaf.

This small book of poetry is one of the scarcest of all Rutledge items; Rutledge specialist Jim Casada goes so far as to call it "rare;" needless to say, it is even moreso signed.


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