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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by  Betty Smith - First Edition - 1943 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938347)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by Smith, Betty

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Bound in publisher's green cloth with title label to spine. Very Good+ with fading to spine, light softening to spine ends, pages toned. In a Very Good first issue dust jacket with a blank verso and publisher's original price of $2.75 intact; Rubbing and wear mainly at extremities, light chipping at spine ends. A nice example of the wartime production.

Synopsis

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, was published in 1943 by Harper and Brothers in the United States. The novel follows the life of Francie Nolan. The main character is a girl, later a young woman, facing and overcoming adversity throughout her life. The book uses minor themes of dishonesty, alcoholism, and the general hardships of growing up poor in turn-of the century Brooklyn to show Francie's determination to survive and succeed. Standard fare in secondary education, and commonly found in libraries, this twentieth century classic helped to define a generation. Damage to the dust jacket is common, as is age-tanning and foxing. The spine of this book can also sometimes show wear and tearing. 50,000 copies were issued in the first printing. Signed copies are very rare, and if of high quality commonly sell for over $10,000 USD. This work is highly sought after, both as a classic coming of age story, and a definitively American work of fiction.

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On Jul 22 2017, a reader said:
Wonderful! A touching story, which I first read when I was maybe nine or ten years old. I have read it several times since.......Jane K.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140938347
Title
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author
Smith, Betty
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1943
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [More]

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