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Icebound Summer by  Sally Carrighar - Hardcover - BCE/BOMC - 1953 - from Brass DolphinBooks and Biblio.com

Icebound Summer

by Carrighar, Sally

Condition: Fair+/Fair+


NY: Knopf, 1953. Book. Fair+. Hardcover. BCE/BOMC. We recently started a 'false first' catalog to give examples of book edition identification issues, they are over priced to discourage sales and save me looking for other examples, but are for sale. This one is an honest, unpriced dust jacket book club that DOES NOT call itself a publisher's edition, but does answer an often asked question abot Knopf/Borzoi. The question I have sometimes been asked is this: There is the Borzoi Logo stamped on the back boards lower corner at spine. Is this a book club type debossing mark? Answer, No. It is a publishers mark and indicates nothing. This copy nails this down beautifully, as there is an extremely small round debossing at the extreme corner of this book club edition. It is near pin head size. Of course the round debossing marks can approach pencil eraser size and the square ones tend to be @ 1/8th inch across. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero returns.*.

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jacket
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spine
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fair+
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book club edition
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