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 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.
Good+ No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First printing (no additional printings listed). Red cloth with gilt spine lettering. 356 pp. Illustrated. The spine lettering is tarnished. Light shelfwear, including a small ding on the bottom edge of the front board. The front hinge is narrowly cracked. Some initials, partially erased, are pencilled on the front free endpaper. Several pages have pencilled underlining and/or marginal brackets.
With Illustrations from Photographs. Very Good. 8vo. Viii, 356 Pgs. Inscribed By Author. Inscribed by Roberts on his own bookplate "For Dr. J.E. Fields With Best Wishes Kenneth Roberts." Dedicated to Booth Tarkington, this book is written at the height of immigration into New York through Ellis Island, and the frontispiece photo is taken in the Great Hall there. The spine and title to book have darkened, but overall a very clean, very good copy. Photos via email upon request.
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