Very good in illustrated paper covered boards which are worn and bear at the corners and the spine is lightly soiled and tanned. The end paper bears a prior owner's book plate and the first free end page shows another prior owner's name neatly written at the upper edge. Without a dust jacket. Remarkably this book was actually reprinted in 1, 000 copies! The copyright page states "The Second Edition consists of one thousand pure and pink copies, bound to sell." It would appear that they did!
VG+ in VG+ jacket. Second edition, limited to 1, 000 copies. This is the first edition of these tales of the antiquing world to bear the actual names of the authors on the dustjacket. A VG+ copy in a VG+ dust jacket with the price of $2.50 intact on the front flap. Scarce.
A VG+ bright and attractive copy in a solid VG Dust Jacket with some light soiling & foxing and minor wear to spine extremities. Jacket is unclipped. Comic foray into the world of antiques collecting. Illustrations by Tarkington. Extremely uncommon in dust jacket.
Octavo. Brown speckled cloth with illustrated paste downs on front cover and spine. With illustrated dust jacket. (VG/G) Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Binding strong and text clean with uniform age toning throughout. Text block age toned; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Dust jacket in GOOD condition with minor shelf wear; age and sun toned with minor chipping and small tears to top and bottom; large section of rear dust jacket missing. Jacket has been inexpertly repaired with brown paper tape. Bears original pricing of $2.50; dj now protected by mylar sleeve. Rockville, Copier room Limited edition. Signed by Kenneth L. Roberts and Booth Tarkington. Profusely illustrated. 147 pages. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.
A VG+ bright and attractive copy in a solid VG Dust Jacket with fading to front panel and spine (rear panel still bright) and with a closed tear and small stain to spine. Jacket is unclipped. Comic foray into the world of antiques collecting issued pseudonymously as by Cornelius Obenchain Van Loot, Milton Kilgallen and Murgatroyd Elphinstone. Illustrations by Milton Kilgallen (Booth Tarkington). Followed by a 'Second Edition' which identified the perpetrators. Extremely uncommon in dust jacket.
Second edition. Fine in a lightly soiled, otherwise near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a few short edge tears. This is the first edition of these comic tales of the antiquing world to bear the real names of the authors on the dustjacket.
Foxing to edges, pages with some tanning and endpaper foxing; else a VG+ bright and attractive copy in a solid VG Dust Jacket with some light soiling & foxing. Jacket is unclipped and is missing only one tiny, shallow chip to rear panel (1/8" x 1/8").... Comic foray into the world of antiques collecting. Illustrations by Tarkington. Extremely uncommon in dust jacket.
Very Good in patterned paper covered boards with paper labels on the spine and front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with two, shallow chips from the head of the spine. In a good+ dust jacket dust jacket which is heavily faded especially on spine. Inscribed by Milton Kigallen and Kenneth Roberts at Christmas time of 1923. 147 pages of text illustrated with line art and other comical works of art.
Second edition. Illustrations by Booth Tarkington. Fine in attractive, near very good dustwrapper with tanning and light staining to the spine. Signed by all three authors with their real names.
The collector's whatnot; a compendium, manual, and syllabus of information and advice on all subjects appertaining to the collection of antiques, both ancient and not so ancient.
by Booth Tarkington, Kenneth Lewis Roberts, Hugh MacNair Kahler
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