Very Good in Good (in mylar) jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Ffep top corner clipped, light character soiling on top edge of textblock, else textblock is clean and tight. Light freying at corners on binding, bumped corners. Unclipped dust jacket with moderate loss to extremities, discoloration and rippling from moisture exposure. 346p.
Very Good in Fair jacket. First edition. Rubbing at the extremities, near very good in a heavily chipped and taped dustwrapper, housed in a cloth clamshell case with morocco spine label gilt. E.B. White's own copy with his ownership signature, and his penciled corrections on four pages. Also in a pocket in the case is a Typed Letter Signed ("Andy") at a later date to Harriet Walden, his personal assistant at The New Yorker and chief of copywriters about a correction in his earlier essay, "Good-Bye to 48th Street, " asking her to correct the essay in The New Yorker's copies of "The Points of My Compass." The author's classic collection of short essays that originally appeared in Harper's Magazine or The New Yorker. White's good sense, close observation, keen sense of the absurd and essential humanism are almost unparalleled in 20th Century American literature.
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