Good. New York: Harper, 1931. First edition. Rebound in new stiff card wrap with original front wrapper affixed. 156 pp. Good, lacking the glassine jacket. Prior owner information on front free endpaper. Page 128 has a small tear repaired with an acid stain from the tape appearing on page 129. Rear flyleaves torn, repaired.
Illus. by John Dos Passos. VG+. In orig. wrappers. Uncut. Glassine outer torn & chipped. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4", ix + 156, Translated from the French by John Dos Passos. Contents: Prosody of the Transsiberian and of Little Jeanne of France; , Panama or the Adventures of my Seven Uncles; Two Rivers and Elephant Hunt from Kodak, Documentaire; and Notes on the Road: The SS "Formosa". Illustrated with appealing 4-color drawings by Dos Passos. Unusual, bright and almost "as issued".
Very Good in Good jacket. Limited Edition. 8vo. Signed SIGNED first edition. Limited to 300 copies, unnumbered. Original printed wrappers with glassine dust jacket. Published New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1931, first printing. 8vo., 7 3/4" x 9 5/8", ix+157pp., some sheets uncut. Signed by Cendrars and Dos Passos. Translated from the French by Dos Passos and illustrated with 4-color drawings by him. Contents: Prosody of the Transsiberian and of Little Jeanne of France; , Panama or the Adventures of my Seven Uncles; Two Rivers and Elephant Hunt from Kodak, Documentaire; and Notes on the Road: The SS "Formosa". Shelfwear at the crown and heel, some creasing along backstrip, else very good, clean, attractive in original glassine dust jacket with loss across the covers.
Collectible; Very Good. The 1931 signed/limited and 1st American edition. #129 OF ONLY 300 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH BLAISE CENDRARS AND JOHN DOS PASSOS (who translated from the original French and illustrated this edition). A very clean and bright copy in its pictorial wrappers. Solidly VG+ to Near Fine, with mild darkening along the spine. Octavo, 156 pgs. ( a number of them uncut). Very attractive illustrations (surprisingly so) by John Dos Passos, "reproduced by the photogelatine process by four-color separation". Also includes a VG example of the publisher's fragile printed slipcase. Signed by Author(s).
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author Some wear and sunning to the spine and a neatly and unobtrusively removed bookplate from the interior front sheet, otherwise a very nice copy of the limited edition. Number 161 of 300 numbered copies signed by Dos Passos and Cendrars.
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