Fair condition. Good as reading copy only. Text is clean. Pages have age-toning, some foxing, and some soiling. Outer pages have staining and soiling. General wear and Tear. No DJ. Cover has soiling/staining, plus shelf wear/rubbing at corners and head/foot of spine (with two 1" closed tears at head of spine), fraying, and tears along front and back of spine edges.
Very good in light brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with black borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with mild age tanning to the recto and verso of the frontispiece and to the title page and with a crease to the cloth down the middle of the spine. This is one of several binding variants for this title. Without its issued dust jacket. 356 pages of text. This is Roberts' second book which is quite difficult to locate as reportedly only 2, 011 copies of the first edition were published. 356 pages of text and illustrated with a few black and white photographs. The title page carries a long subtitle reading: "A true account of the reasons which cause Central Europeans to overrun America which lead Russians to rush to Constantinople and other fascinating and unpleasant places which coax Greek royalty and commoners into strange byways and hedges and which induce Englishmen and Scotchmen to go out at night."
Very Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. VG hardback missing the scarce dust jacket, but with an author-signed bookplate. 356 p. illus. 22 cm. In addition to the frontispiece there are 13 leaves of coated stock with pictures printed on both sides. Roberts' second book, drawn from articles he wrote on immigration and events in Europe for "The Saturday Evening Post." The standard Roberts bibliographies report there were only 2, 011 copies of the first edition printed. 356 pages. Text block is unmarked, with the exception of a note in the gutter on p. 3 ("16718-Jan. 1923"); the pages are slightly tanned from age. The binding is tight overall, but the bottom of the front hinge is a bit loose. Red textured cloth over boards with faded gilt title on spine. Front panel has embossed single-line border around the edges; corners are sharp, though showing some wear at the tips. There is some dullness to the bottom 1" of the front cover and 1/2" at the bottom of the back cover from exposure to moisture. There is also a spot about the size of a dime in the middle of the front cover. Signed "With all the good wishes of | Kenneth Roberts" on his bookplate, which is pasted to the inside front cover. Roberts-signed copies are scare, although this is a later signature, since Roberts didn't use this book plate until after he started writing his novels and didn't make a practice of providing signed book plates until later, when the demand caused him to stop flat-signing books that were sent to him. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 8 oz. Category: Sociology & Culture; Emigration & Immigration; United States; 1920s; Social Science. Signed by Author. Library of Congress No: JV 6455. R55. Dewey Code: 325.24 R645. Inventory No: 1059.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Hardcover with dustjacket, no date on title page, 1922 date on copyright page, sturdy and attractive burgundy cloth with bright gold title on spine, illustrated with photos, there are several gently corner-creased pages, page 19 and 356 have small pieces missing at the edges from being opened carelessly (no loss of text). Two small dark smudges that appear to be printer's ink on page 156 have partially obscured a few words of text but all is still readable, mild tanning to the blank end-papers, tiny crease to the top rear corner, the book remains pleasing to the eye, the binding is tight, square and clean and with the exception of page 156 the contents are fine, please see our photos of the scarce jacket to determine whether suitable for your needs, the original price (3.00) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, subtitled "A true account of the reasons which cause Central Europeans to overrun America which led Russians to rush to Constantinople and other fascinating and unpleasant places which coax Greek royalty and commoners into strange byways and hedges and which induce Englishmen and Scotchmen to go out at night, " the last two chapters on beer and scotch are exceptional.
Very good in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed. In a very good dust jacket chips at top of spine & small chip at bottom. Signed and inscribed by the author to Frederick S. Bigelow of the Saturday Evening Post and dated in the year of publication (April 20, 1922. ) Reportedly only 2, 011 copies of this book were published making it an extremely rare find and particularly so in a collectible jacket and inscribed by the author.
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