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The Letters of Henry Adams.

by Henry Adams

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New York, NY Farrar, Straus & Young, 1951. Hardcover First Edition (1951), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by "FSY" logo at the copyright page. First Edition (1951), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by "FSY" logo at the copyright page. Very Good in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: moderate shelving wear to the lower extremities; a small smudge at the bottom edge of the text block; some foxing to the endpapers and top edge of the text block; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. A handsome nearly-new reading copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single flaw. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. Still has that pleasant "new book" fragrance. The DJ shows moderate wear to extremities, but with large chips to the head and heel of the backstrip; moderate rubbing to the panels and considerable soiling to the white background field of the rear panel; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Seviceable, but does not greatly enhance the attractiveness of the book. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 1.15 inches). xxxiv, 279 pages. Indexed. Edited with an Introduction by Newton Arvin. Language: English. Weight: 13.2 ounces. Grey cloth over boards with Gilt titles on a black band at the backstrip. Great Letters Series. Hardback with DJ.


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