first edition Hardcover
1951 · Garden City, New York
by Wyndham, John; Bender, Whitney [jacket illustrator]
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951. First US Edition. Hardcover. 8vo., 222 pp., blue/black/white pictorial DJ with white lettering; chipping with material loss to head and tail of spine, dark blue ink staining to interior of DJ at head and tail of spine that bleeds through to exterior, piece of tape to inside of head of spine; rubbing with very slight material loss to corners of DJ; age-toning and mild foxing to covers of DJ; price uncut "$2.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap, all four corners of flaps slightly clipped; DJ protected by mylar; gray cloth boards with light green lettering to spine; bumping and fading to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine; scratching and mild staining to boards, particularly to back board; mild shelfwear to edges and corners of boards; boards shaken, binding sturdy; age-toning to text-block, small brown stain towards middle of fore-edge that bleeds into margin of half-title page, title page, and table of contents; age-toning and mild foxing to endpapers; "FIRST EDITION" stated to copyright page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8. 1284224. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
(Inventory #: 1284224)