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WHAT HAPPENS:- by  John Herrmann - Hardcover - 1926 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT75378)

WHAT HAPPENS:-

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WHAT HAPPENS:-

by Herrmann, John

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[Paris: Contact Editions, 1926. Contemporary French half calf, raised bands, spine gilt extra, and marbled boards. Binding a bit rubbed at extremities, bound without wrappers, but a very good copy. First edition of the author's first book, a product of his years as a Paris expatriate, in company with Josephine Herbst, his future wife, prior to his deeper involvement with radical politics at home. Like a number of Contact imprints, this title ran afoul of US customs when copies were imported. In this case, an actual jury trial took place in a NYC court, where a verdict was handed down against the book and a number of confiscated copies were ordered destroyed. Herrmann's career as a novelist stalled when, as a consequence of the FBI investigation of Alger Hiss and its context, he and his second wife emigrated to Mexico, where he would live until his death in 1959.

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WRCLIT75378
Title
WHAT HAPPENS:-
Author
Herrmann, John
Book condition
Used
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Hardcover
Publisher
Contact Editions
Place of Publication
[Paris
Date published
1926
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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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]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
Marbled boards
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wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]

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