Roy. New York: The Viking Press, 1941. Roy. 8vo,  pp. Letterpress text and drawings in lithographic crayon on zinc, printed throughout in brown with title page lettered in green, pictorial endpapers. Beige cloth, lettered and pictorially stamped in green. Dustjacket printed in green and brown, $2.00 price flap unclipped. A little edge wear to dustjacket and half inch chip to bottom of spine, some toning of pastedowns but otherwise a lovely bright copy inside and out. From the library of Nobel Laureate in Physics Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, signed by him, with his bookplate and with a compliments card signed by the author both loosely inserted. First edition in the later issue of the dustjacket, with the Caldecott Medal for 1942. Chandrasekhar seminal work in astrophysics led to the currently accepted theories on the lives of black holes. (Inventory #: 107120)
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