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1923 'His Children's Children' 1st Ed, DJ, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Out-of-Print
Exciting historical fiction, considered some of the best literature written during the 1920's, and featured on many top ten lists as a MUST read!!!
COLLECTOR'S 1923 first edition antiquarian hardcover book with scarce dust jacket - His Children's Children by Arthur Train.
Original copyright in 1922 by The International Magazine Company, Grosset & Dunlap, New York. Charles Scribner's Sons w/ Scribner's seal and "Published February 1923" on copyright page making this a first edition. Not ex-library.
EXQUISITE dustjacket art, bright color illustration by Charles D. Mitchell, depicts a slice of life in the 1920's; a true collector's gem. Beautiful black & white frontispiece illustration. Photos don't fully capture DJ color and frontis drawing detail; wait until you see up close.
Plot: Fortunes of a family, from their humble beginnings as they earn and lose wealth over several generations, while giving a cross section of post war high society. It was made into a movie years later.
Arthur Train: Former New York City assistant district attorney. Interactions with clients, experiences in courtroom, provided material for many novels and short stories he wrote including "The Needles Eye".
EXTRA Collectible: Original sales slip enclosed from book owner - Bon Marche Dry Goods Co. w/ .75 price. Also .75 price in pencil on endpaper(nice provenance).
Dustjacket flap states in red print: Preserve This Wrapper For Future Reference. SCARCE dust jacket reverse side book list featuring over 500 fiction titles published by Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover, illustrated color dustjacket, brown cloth boards-brown stamped lettering cover & spine, 391pp. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition for age.
Cover excellent/bright/clean-light edgewear-light corner bumping. DJ very good overall-bright/clean-some shelfwear-yellowing-chipping-some creasing-some tears including top spine bite. Pages excellent/bright/clean-light wear-very light yellowing-few very small dog eared pages. Fbep-light foxing-sales slip in book left imprint. 3.19 stamp(looks like old price)on page before title pp.
Do not pass up this hard-to-find gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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