Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Original hardcover in dust jacket. First edition indicated on copyright page with printing code M-C. Some slight toning to edges and endpapers. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked book in unclipped dust jacket showing some light edgewear. Very neat.
over 20 b/w illus; music. Very Good- in J Very Good- jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall True first edition in first issue dust jacket (number line at rear complete to "1'; $4.50 jacket price with "0670" code; foil "1970 Honor Book" label. Jjacket has a chip and some nicks to edges; cloth has some fading to edges and in area adjoining chip). Story of a young man's fascination with nature. Illustrated by Edward Frascino; plus a few musical exampes throughout. , 210,  pages.
First Edition-stated on copyright page. 8vo. Black cloth with brown paper covered boards stamped in gilt. xiv, 240 pages. Four small light tape stains on covers where acetate covered jacket was attached. Clean. tight. Bright. Nice dust jacket has a few chips and several closed tears. Very Good/Very Good condition.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 8vo; 277 pages. 0060145765. A First Edition/First Printing in Very Good condition with some soiling and shelfwear to the mahogany cloth boards in an alike dust-jacket with scuffing to the surfaces;
Very Good- jacket. First Edition. First Printing with full number line on last page. Very Good-in Very Good-dust jacket. Price-clipped jacket is slightly edgeworn; "1970 Honor Book" seal affixed to front panel; protected in brodart. Gilt and silver-stamped blue cloth; bottom corners slightly bumped; foxing to textblock edge; sticker ghost to ffep; gift inscription on verso of ffep; otherwise internally clean; binding tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
Very Good. A nice, tight clean copy. Mission Dust jacket. Orange cloth. Corners are bumped, slight staining on spine and front cover and cover is faded toward the edges. The pages have browned, but the text is clear. "We sometimes say that humorists try hard to be funny. What we usually mean is that they have not tried quite hard enough. For no one minds what labors lie behind the conceits that bring on laughter. But we do mind having the labor made apparent: we seldom enjoy seeing scaffolding. E. B. White may have struggled prodigiously to make some of the sketches in his new book, "Quo Vadimus? Or the Case for the Bicycle, " sound as irresponsible as they do sound. If so, that is his affair. It is in no way apparent. His phrases drift into patterns as lightly as snowflakes. A certain clarity of style, a certain distinction of mind, set Mr. White's sketches apart from the writing of most contemporary American humorists. (That should be a fighting word. ) And yet he uses very much the same sort of material. He parodies the same popular targets, he unstuffs the same pomposities. He knows very well that we are always ready to laugh (at least once more) at such set pieces as business efficiency devices. Or the Manhattanites yearning for a (remodeled) place in the country. Or chastening experiences with the superior wisdom of dogs and little children. The question in Mr. White's title remains unanswered. That's fair enough--since it's a terrible title at best. But do not overlook "Q----V----? " It's a very fine book."
Dust Jacket Included. Published in New York by Harper & Brothers Publishers in 1954. First Edition is stated on copyright page. Book near fine except for slight fading along spine and minor staining on spine cloth, inscription from previous owner, slight fading and discoloration on paste downs and free end pages. DJ very good except for rubbing on corners, minor chipping on spine ends, 1 1/2" tear on top corner and middle top edge of front cover, slight fading on covers and spine. DJ has been price clipped.
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