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At the Back of the North Wind by  George  First Issue Dust Wrapper and Book]  MacDonald - First edition - 1919 - from Nudelman Rare Books and Biblio.com

At the Back of the North Wind

by [Smith, Jessie Willcox, First Issue Dust Wrapper and Book] MacDonald, George

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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1919. First edition. First edition. First issue book and wrapper, satsifying all of the points in Nudelman A53. In original white printed glossy dust wrapper with central color illustration offset in light brown background, lettering in black on cover and spine, no other writing on the wrapper (as called for). Beige cloth with bold gilt panel border on front cover surrounding color insert, blue embossed borders. Spine with vignette and lettering all blocked in gilt. Top edges gilt. Eight full-page color plates, color title-page, color insert on cover, blue pictorial illustrated endpapers all by Jessie Willcox Smith. Book is pristine, very fine with no signs of wear. The gilt on the cover and spine are as new. The wrapper is very good or better, completely in tact with only a few random smal chips, esp. to corners and base of spine. A very scarce wrapper for an early Smith book.



  • Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1163
  • Title: At the Back of the North Wind
  • Author: [Smith, Jessie Willcox, First Issue Dust Wrapper and Book] MacDonald, George
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: David McKay Company
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1919

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