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The First Edition Collection contains works by the following twentieth-century British and American authors:

James Baldwin Book
British American
Kingsley Amis
Edward Albee
Joyce Cary
James Baldwin
Graham Greene
John Barth
John Masefield
Saul Bellow
Iris Murdoch
Bernard Malamud
Harold Pinter
Vladimir Nabokov
John Boynton Priestley
Philip Roth
Alan Sillitoe
William Styron
Muriel Spark
John Updike
Evelyn Waugh
Virginia Woolf  
Masefield Book

The First Edition Collection was launched in 1968 at the prompting of Cal Poly Pomona English professor and book dealer Dr. John Ray Butterworth. It was built systematically until the late 1980's when buying activity was forced to cease due to budgetary constraints. The collection is shelved separately in the Special Collections room.


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