American Literature

 "...I'm just beginning to realize quite how much my collection of books is worth on today's market.  If anything were to happen to me, please take care of them and see that they are all kept together and not separated as they represent an index to my tastes, thoughts, beliefs and feelings as well as one of the better American collections of twentieth century American and British autographed, inscribed, limited and first editions, especially of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, W.S. Maugham, Paul Bowles, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and many, many more...I have spent much time, money, and effort upon this collection and now it has become the very real distinguished thing.  I have spent years on it and great effort and without much money, that is, without the money of a real collector, but this made it fun and I can remember the circumstances upon which each book was bought, so that the book is much more than a mere book for me.  It is absolutely irreplaceable..."

Dr. William Shelton Gray, Jr.