Title: Green Boundary
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/ The Riverside Press Cambridge, Boston, Ma
Publication Date: 1949
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine +
Dust Jacket Condition: Good +
Edition: First Edition.
Date stated on the title page and back of the title page. Jacket now protected in acid free clear plastic cover. Two tears in the jacket at the bottom. One about 2 1/2 inches the other 1 1/2 inchs. Pencil drawing of the girl on the cover is the same as on the jacket except color picture similar to an Ingrid Bergman picture. Jacket has average shelfwear and scuffing to be 56 years old. Picture on the front of the jacket is in good condition. Light browning inside the front cover at the spine only. 312 pages clean and tight. Green Boundary is primarily a love story. But when Paul Tadonov, Jajor in the United States Army and first-generaton White Russian, falls in love with Darya Lubinova, a pretty Red army interpreter schooled to the Party Line, it becomes a love story filled with the desperate high tension of the Berlin front and one of the fastest-paced adventure stories to come out of the cold war. Price on the cover is $3.00. Jacket by Robert Hallock. Back of the jacket has forest scene in color with soldier standing beneath a tree with a girl running toward him. Boris Ilyin is a first-generation White Russian who has grown up in this country. He was born in 1918 in a besieged town which his father's cavalry unit was defending from the Reds. Nine days after his birth he and his mother joined the thousands of refugees who scattered before the Red armies andfled across Siberia. When he was four his reunited family landed in San Francisco. While in Germany, he spent much of his free time talking with Russian Displaced Persons. Book has no names or inscriptions. Very clean. Pictures upon request. Green boards. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002084
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