Good. Good hardcover. No DJ. ORIGINAL 1952 EDITION. Ex-Library with usual markings. Text is clean and unmarked. Covers show edge wear and minor rubbing. Corner bump. Binding is tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Very Good in Fair jacket. This is a brown cloth cover hard back book on poetry of Robert Service. (Presumed First Edition) The condition of this book is Very Good, and the jacket is fair. The binding is very good on this edition, nice and strong & no upper gap. The spine is very straight, and the pages are tight. There is some wear at bottom corners, but not too bad. The top corners are bumped a little. The spine head & foot have some wear, but once again not too bad. This brown cover was protected by the cover so it is in very good shape. The jacket has a number of issues like a three pieces are missing and there is general wear. The pages are the very best part. They are very nice and clean, and bright. There is no writing or marks, Very Nice! 213 pages.
Used-Good. Ex lib hardback (no dust jacket) Ex library-remains of label on front free end paper; number stamped on title page verso, with thinning to paper; binding tight; spine faded, with shall-mark written at foot; owner's name on front pastedown.
1952, 1st US Edition. () Good in fair dust jacket. 213pp. Octavo. Original brown cloth boards, gilt lettering and red decorative accents on spine. Internally clean and bright. Slight wear and bumping to corners and ends of spine. Previous owners name on front free endpaper. Page one has a newspaper clipping taped to it containing a poem presumably by Service. The newspaper has caused some discolouration on the page opposite. Original decorative dust wrapper, price clipped. Significant chipping to the top and bottom edges as well as creasing, closed tears, soiling and rubbing. A small piece of tape at the top of the spine (the spine is also faded. Mitham A 32a. "In 'Rhymes of Rebel' [Service] returned with renewed sparkle and vigour to the political theme, both France and Spain being targets of sardonic rhymes. In some ballads Robert adopted the persona of a French peasant or a conscript or 'volunteer' inveigled into enlisting. These essentially anti-war poems were composed at a time when the world was embroiled in the Korean conflict and the Cold War was at its height, when the threat of a Third World War and a nuclear holocaust was very real" (Vagabond of Verse, Mackay)
Octavo, brown cloth. pp (x), 213). Small creases at spine ends, light rubbing and small bumps to outer corners, light yellowing to page edges, tan flecks to pp 3-5. else a VG copy, no owner names. Thin price-clipped jacket has usual spine sunning; spine has some rubbing and chips across ends with lost of "Ropbert" and "Mead", small chips, tears & rubbing to panels; in all, good. One of his less common later collections. Mitham A32a. "In 'Rhymes of Rebel' [Service] returned with renewed sparkle and vigour to the political theme, both France and Spain being targets of sardonic rhymes. In some ballads Robert adopted the persona of a French peasant or a conscript or 'volunteer' inveigled into enlisting. These essentially anti-war poems were composed at a time when the world was embroiled in the Korean conflict and the Cold War was at its height, when the threat of a Third World War and a nuclear holocaust was very real"-Mackay, Vagabond of Verse. Laid in at the flecked pages is a recent colour photo of a fetching young thing modeling in her underwear, passed along as found, to compensate.
Rhymes of a rebel : a book of verse.
by Robert Service
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