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THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK by  Sinclair LEWIS - Signed First Edition - (1915) - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 009649)

THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK

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THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK

by LEWIS, Sinclair

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Gilt lettering a little dull. Close to Fine, lacking the very scarce dustwrapper
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About This Item

New York: Harper, (1915). First Edition. Hardcover. Gilt lettering a little dull. Close to Fine, lacking the very scarce dustwrapper. Second book to appear under Lewis's name. The frontispiece by Norman Rockwell is one of his first illustrations in a book. This copy SIGNED by the author with an exceptional INSCRIPTION on the front free endpaper: "When the trail of those/mild hawks (chicken=/hawks, or sparrow=/hawks, or possibly/mouse=hawks) lead/them to St. Augustine,/Florence Eckert took/them in + found/North Beach for them/+ in thanks they/give (very inexpensive/+ sensible g-ft)/Mrs. and Mr./Sinclair Lewis/Jan 1916." With Florence Eckert's signature and attractive bookplate on the front pastedown. The best inscription, and the only one to incorporate the title, we have seen for this early and comparatively unsuccessful book by Lewis, selling only about 6500 copies.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
009649
Title
THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK
Author
LEWIS, Sinclair
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Gilt lettering a little dull. Close to Fine, lacking the very scarce dustwrapper
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
(1915)
Keywords
Signed; Modern Firsts; Sinclair Lewis; Modern First Editions; Inscribed; Norman Rockwell

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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