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A PECULIAR TREASURE by  Edna Ferber - Salesman's Dummy.  Precedes the first edition - 1939 - from Tavistock Books, ABAA and


by Ferber, Edna

Condition: F/VG+ (light wear to the edges).

New York: Doubleday Doran & Co, 1939. Salesman's Dummy. Precedes the first edition. Blue cloth binding. Dust jacket. F/VG+ (light wear to the edges).. 8vo.

Same size as the trade edition; contains a publisher's notice, half-title, title page, 2 pages of text, and 8 pages of photos. The remainder of the text block is blank pages. Unusual item.

  • Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3003.1
  • Author: Ferber, Edna
  • Format/binding: Blue cloth binding. Dust jacket
  • Book condition: Used - F/VG+ (light wear to the edges).
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Salesman's Dummy. Precedes the first edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Doran & Co
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1939


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