Boston: Little, Brown and Company, n.d. . First Edition Thus, Third State. 8vo. 248 pp., VG/VG-; DJ, small black lettering to tan spine (faded), black lettering to white covers; age-toning/wear to covers of DJ, rubbing with superficial material loss to head and tail of spine (lettering unaffected), open tear to top edge of back cover, slight material loss to top left corner of back cover; price uncut "$4.00" to front flap, with partially removed green sticker beneath price; blue cloth boards, faded yet legible gold lettering to spine; slight cocking to spine, mild wear to boards, fading to edges, cocking to boards, no shelf lean, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; mild age-toning/wear to text-block, some scattered staining to fore-edge; interior clean; FIRST EDITION stated to copyright page; pub. 1955, 1959 stated to copyright page, the respective appearance of "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters" and "Seymour: An Introduction" in The New Yorker; "If there is an amateur reader still left in the world - or anybody who just reads and runs - I ask him or her, with untellable affection and gratitude, to split the dedication of this book four ways with my wife and children" stated to dedication page, indicating a Third State; shelved Case 6. Dupont.
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