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The Hero : With The Striking Period Wrapper Design And Early Bookplate For ‘The Book Society’ By Edmund Dulac by  Alfred Neumann - First UK Edition - 1931 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244825)

The Hero : With The Striking Period Wrapper Design And Early Bookplate For ‘The Book Society’ By Edmund Dulac

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The Hero : With The Striking Period Wrapper Design And Early Bookplate For ‘The Book Society’ By Edmund Dulac

by Neumann, Alfred

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good++/Very Good+
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The First UK printing published by by Martin Secker, London in 1931. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends with some light fading to the board edges and the spine. Some toning to the text-block with an area of staining confined to the upper text-block and not affecting the pages. Light offsetting and spotting to the prelims and rear blank endpaper. Free from inscriptions. A bookplate designed by Edmund Dulac for 'The Book Society' to the lower front pastedown which is clean. This is likely to be the first design for the Book Society before being replaced by the more commonly encountered Rex Whistler designed bookplate. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. Light edge-wear and rubbing to the spine tips. Toning to the folds and the spine. Light spotting in places. A small stain to the lower rear flap fold. The period wrapper artwork (uncredited) looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. 'A remarkable contemporary novel by the author of The Deuce - The story of a political assassin during the few days before and after he shoots a Minister of State' (wrapper blurb). Neumann was a German writer of novels, stories, poems, plays, and films, as well as a translator into German. He was a recipient of the Kleist Prize in 1926 and his writings were banned during the Third Reich. He became a US citizen after moving to Los Angeles in 1941 where he stayed until 1949. A very elusive title with a striking period wrapper design. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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Details

Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244825
Title
The Hero : With The Striking Period Wrapper Design And Early Bookplate For ‘The Book Society’ By Edmund Dulac
Author
Neumann, Alfred
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Martin Secker, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1931
Keywords
Germany, Hero, Kleist, Neumann

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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Brodart
Generally used to refer to a clear plastic cover that is sometimes added to the dustjacket or outside covering of a book. The...[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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