Publisher:Hamish Hamilton / George Jaboor, London -- Melbourne, 1944
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Hamish Hamilton / George Jaboor, 1944, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition
introduction by J. B. Priestley, preface by author. Red coloured boards with black titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper, with black and white decoration around red squares with black titles to the front panel and black and red titles to the backstrip. War reportage from the Second World War by a Russian journalist as he viewed his country being invaded by the German army. Bumping and fading to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Heavy browning to the text block edges. Browning and offset tanning to the end papers and the internal pages browned, commensurate with paper used within the book's production. Original bookseller's sticker previous owner's name to the top right-hand corner of the free front and paper. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the lower backstrip edge. Rubbing and creasing to the other dustwrapper edges with the occasional small tear. The major damage to the dustwrapper is to the backstrip region where there has been almost complete separation of the backstrip from the dustwrapper panels. The front backstrip edge has a 3.75 " split and the remainder of the edge is very thin and shows holes. The rear dustwrapper edge has a split measuring 6 " from 1.5 inches from the lower dustwrapper edge and the top 2 inches of the backstrip is again connected, but the dustwrapper is again thin and shows holes. There is a tear that runs the full width of the backstrip 4 inches down from the top edge and 2 inches lower is a tear which has gone only part way across. The dustwrapper has been affected by sunning, the backstrip been particularly affected with almost complete fading of the red titles. Dustwrapper now protected with library sleeving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVIII, 278 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Russia ; Military History -- World War II; Inventory No: 0106811.