Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Unique. 8vo., pp248. The Publisher's File Copy and Only Known Copy Extant As Such. The First Edition - bound by Little Brown, the publisher, as a production sample prior to the actual production run. This copy with the dedication page present which is a curious fact in the light of the various states of the first edition assumed. This is Little Brown's file copy. Glued to the rear free-endpaper is a printed notice stating: SAMPLE Return to Manufacturing Department LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY Published: 1/28,63 Cloth: GSB Silver Black,Word Count; 54,225. Four typographical errors in the text have been identified by an editor/proof reader in green pencil. These are indicated on the verso of the front fly leaf - marked: "Corrections / P.117 /p.159 /p.173 /p.185". Curiously only one error, "Seymour" for "Seymore" on p.173 was found and corrected. Obviously a significant and special item, which provides unique bibliographical information. A very good example, with some fading to spine, light edgewear to cloth-covered boards, and soiling to the top edge and with glue remains on the rear pastedown to which was pasted a copy of the book's original dust wrapper since lost in time and space. A fascinating copy in a very good supplied dust wrapper. Custom Clamshell Case.
Item #33580 Price: US$12,750.00