Octavo. Brown speckled cloth with illustrated paste downs on front cover and spine. With illustrated dust jacket. (VG/G) Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Binding strong and text clean with uniform age toning throughout. Text block age toned; minor shelf wear to binding, light bumping to head and tail of spine. Dust jacket in GOOD condition with minor shelf wear; age and sun toned with minor chipping and small tears to top and bottom; large section of rear dust jacket missing. Jacket has been inexpertly repaired with brown paper tape. Bears original pricing of $2.50; dj now protected by mylar sleeve. Rockville, Copier room Limited edition. Signed by Kenneth L. Roberts and Booth Tarkington. Profusely illustrated. 147 pages. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.
VG+ in VG+ jacket. Second edition, limited to 1, 000 copies. This is the first edition of these tales of the antiquing world to bear the actual names of the authors on the dustjacket. A VG+ copy in a VG+ dust jacket with the price of $2.50 intact on the front flap. Scarce.
A VG+ bright and attractive copy in a solid VG Dust Jacket with fading to front panel and spine (rear panel still bright) and with a closed tear and small stain to spine. Jacket is unclipped. Comic foray into the world of antiques collecting issued pseudonymously as by Cornelius Obenchain Van Loot, Milton Kilgallen and Murgatroyd Elphinstone. Illustrations by Milton Kilgallen (Booth Tarkington). Followed by a 'Second Edition' which identified the perpetrators. Extremely uncommon in dust jacket.
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