Publisher:Blue Ribbon Books, Garden City, New York, 1943
Blue Ribbon Books, Garden City, 1943, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Reprint, Illustrated By: James Thurber
Illustrated with with James Thurber's inimitable black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated front board, showing multiple illustrations by James Thurber, with ochre coloured insert with black and white writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Heavy rubbing bumping and chipping to the head and to the heel of the spine, in fact the top right-hand corner of the top spine edge has almost completely come away. Bumping and rubbing to the book corners and shelfwear to the lower book edge. There has been sun darkening to the lower 0.25 " of the lower book edge. The white of the background has become a little dull and yellow. Browning and staining to the paper edges. Browning to the internal pages and to the endpapers. There are a few foxing spots to the internal pages as well, predominantly to the lower edge. Illustrated dust wrapper, same illustrations as for boards, with black-and-white writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Rubbing and chipping, with loss to the dust wrapper corners. The top 0.25 " of the spine edge is missing and the lower edge has two splits on either side of the dust wrapper spine gutter edge, measuring 0.25 " and 1.25 ". There is a tear to the top rear dust wrapper corner edge measuring 1 ", and a tear on the lower rear dust wrapper corner, which arcs into the body of the dust wrapper , measuring 3 ". The dust wrapper is heavily affected by sun to the point where the white writing on the top left-hand corner of the front dust wrapper panel has become almost illegible. Clipping of the dust wrapper, all 4 corners. Browning and darkening of the verso so the dust wrapper has also occurred. A book of fables ( with a moral ) and 9 famous poems illustrated by the inimitable James Thurber. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: James Thurber. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; America ; Fiction -- Humour ; Inventory No: 0104544.