Fair. Fair hardcover. No DJ. ORIGINAL 1935 EDITION. Ex-Library with usual markings. Text is unmarked. Covers show edge wear with rubbing/scuffing. Back strip edge tears. Binding loosening slightly but still intact.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Very Good+ in Good+ jacket. And Other Gloomy Essays. Later printing of the First Edition, inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with blind-stamped diamond and star decoration on cover and spine, bright gold anchor, quill and telescope decoration on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (a few tiny water spots to top page edges). Inscribed by the author: "For Clarence L. Sibley with the Very Best Wishes of Kenneth Roberts-Kennebunkport, ME., July 10th, 1939." Small tasteful bookplate of famous Robertson collector (Comstock) on front fixed endpaper. 446 pgs. Published October 2, 1936 (fourth printing). Dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, small surface scrape on spine well below author's name (smaller than a dime), two small pieces of tape on rear spine fold, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.
A VG copy (no Dust Jacket) in which the front hinge is broken for 3/4 of its length. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for Clarence Wheelwright, who knows we State of Mainers aint as gloomy as we look. With the affectionate...
Very good+ in dark blue, patterned cloth covered boards with bright gilt stamped on the spine and on the front board. There is slight wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the end sheets show minor foxing due to a reaction to the glue used in binding. There is also a prior owner's small name tag on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with several closed tears and related creases at the ends of the spine area and at the upper and lower edges of the front panel. Signed and inscribed "With Best Wishes" on the first free end paper by the author. 446 pages followed by four pages of ads for other books by Roberts. Very scarce in dust jacket as only 5, 603 copies of the first printing were produced.
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