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Own Your Own Home by  illus  Ring W.; Fontaine Fox - First Edition - [1919] - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

Own Your Own Home

by LARDNER, Ring W.; Fontaine Fox, illus

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1919]. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo (18.75cm.); original off-white pictorial boards printed in red and black; [4],123pp.; illus. At head of upper cover: "More Fun by Ring W. Lardner." Horizontal crack in middle of spine (appears to have been discretely repaired); spine and extremities a bit darkened and rubbed, faint dampstain to bottom edge of boards not affecting textblock. Still, an About Very Good copy. Apparently issued without dust jacket (BRUCCOLI & LAYMAN A9). Collection of humorous stories and sketches, all of which were originally published in the Red Book Magazine.

  • Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 26765
  • Title: Own Your Own Home
  • Author: LARDNER, Ring W.; Fontaine Fox, illus
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • Place: Indianapolis
  • Date published: [1919]
  • Bookseller catalogs: Modern Fiction; Illustrators;


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