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Mr. Smith

by Bromfield, Louis

Condition: Good/No Jacket

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First Printing of First Edition, so stated; G-A date code-- July 1951. Hardcover Book in Good+ Condition, Without Jacket. Presentation copy Inscribed and signed in blue ink by the author: "For Helen Bonn with best wishes / Louis Bromfield," on the page that states "This is one of six hundred copies of the first edition of MR. SMITH specially autographed for presentation to friends of the author and the publisher in the book trade." "Malabar Farm" is also written on that page. Louis Bromfield, 1896-1956, was an American author and conservationist who pioneered innovative farming techniques. Black quarter cloth spine with gold title panel, green tweed cloth over boards, clean and unmarked, sunned along upper edge, extremities lightly rubbed. Sewn binding is tight, solid and square. Pages lightly and evenly toned, quite clean and completely unmarked, no creases. Presented with the manuscripts of a boyhood friend who died--killed, accident, suicide?-- on a South Pacific Island after being stranded for two years with five other soldiers during World War II, Louis Bromfield has used these writings to create this story of "Mr. Smith". 278 pages. 5,75 x 8.25 inches. 1951, Harper & Brothers, New York.


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