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[ABNER DEAN]. IT'S A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN. Farrar and Rinehart, New York, 1945. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Fine / Near Fine. Appears unread, boards are near pristine, very light sun to edge tip extremities of front board, in original publisher's maroon cloth with illustration, titles stamped in blue on front cover, spine, pages are clean, bright, unmarked and binding tight. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Price clipped, with one inch chip to tail of spine, chips, creases to extremities typical of vintage dust jackets of this age, original jacket protected in professional collector's Brodart mylar plastic sleeve. Overall a about fine copy. Illustrated though out by author Abner Dean with tinted plates. The very first book published by the author, Abner Dean's cartoon illustration work has been featured in numerous magazines including the April, 1958 issue of Playboy, for John Steinbeck's "The Short-Short Story of Mankind". Not a reprint, no previous owner's bookplate, not remainder marked and not Ex-library. Post WWII illustrated humor cartoon book from a major 20th Century cartoon illustrator, rare collectible. 131 pgs. 4to.
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