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Tropic of Cancer

MILLER, Henry

Published by Paris: Obelisk (1934) (1934)

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Item Description: Paris: Obelisk (1934), 1934. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Paris: Obelisk (1934). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Now hailed as an American classic, the author's masterpiece was banned as obscene in the United States for 27 years, routinely seized by US customs for sexually explicit content and vulgarity. Miller's mixture of memoir and fiction chronicles the adventures of a young expatriate writer and his friends in Paris in the 1930s. Front wrapper present, text block lightly trimmed, Italian paper binding, label, inscribed to Norman Douglas from author. Norman Douglas's ownership stamp on front board. An important association copy between the two writers, both known for their unconventional sexual tastes. Bookseller Inventory # 5940

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Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller

Published by The Obelisk Press, Paris, France (1934)

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Item Description: The Obelisk Press, Paris, France, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller. TRUE first edition, first printing. Published by The Obelisk Press, Paris, France, 1934. This novel was originally published as a softcover in Paris, France and was banned in the U.S. for obscene content, thus the disclaimer on the front cover "Not to be imported into Great Britain or U. S. A". When The Grove Press released this novel and its sequel "Tropic of Capricorn" for publication, it started trials that tested the First Amendment of the Freedom of Speech. After testing the laws on pornography, the novels were granted non-obscene by the U. S. Supreme Court in 1964, thirty years after this printing. The book is in very good condition. Illustrated wrappers with French flaps with the original price present. Light wear and toning to the covers. Vertical cracks to the spine and at the joint of the rear cover. The spine is slightly lacking at the top. Some professional restoration and repair. Previous owner's humorous gift inscription on the front endpaper in pencil. The novel comes housed in a beautiful, custom quarter-leather clamshell box. An exquisite and extremely rare copy of this groundbreaking novel, considered an important masterpiece of 20th century literature. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store.We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Bookseller Inventory # 001024

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TROPIC OF CANCER

MILLER HENRY

Published by Obelisk, Paris (1934)

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Item Description: Obelisk, Paris, 1934. First Edition. (Paris: Obelisk Press 1934). First Edition. Rebound in near contemporary red cloth (with no lettering to indicate the title of the book). Ownership name in ink to both the front and rear end-papers. Original printed front and rear wrappers (featuring a giant crab holding a naked woman in its pincers, designed by Maurice J. Kahan) bound in, wrappers torn and relaid with the inner flaps pasted down. The original spine of the book is missing. Now hailed as an American classic, the author's masterpiece was banned as obscene in the United States for 27 years. One of only a 1,000 copies and genuinely rare. This is the true First Edition of this title with First Published September 1934 on the copyright page. Bookseller Inventory # 355490714078

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Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by Medusa (1940)

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Item Description: Medusa, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Henry Miller's own copy of his masterpiece, an unauthorized bootleg edition reportedly printed in Mexico. The true First American edition of Miller's first book for which he would earn literary immortality. This copy is inscribed by Miller on the front free endpaper as follows: "Author's own copy. Return to Henry Miller, Big Sur, California." There were 1000 copies of the Medusa edition printed by the publisher Jacob Brussel who eventually went to prison for publishing pornography. Between 200 and 500 extra copies which later printed and went to New York, where they were sold privately. The beige cloth covers and the contents are in very good, clean and tight condition. A rare signed copy of this 1st US edition. Precedes the US trade edition published by Grove Press some 20 years later. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 108013

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Tropic of Cancer.

Mille, Henry

Published by Grove Press,, New York: (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press,, New York:, 1961. 1/4 Gilt Lettered Brown Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. 8vo. Number 33 of only 100 copies SIGNED BY HENRY MILLER on the limitation page. A beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 884690

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Tropic of Cancer.

MILLER, HENRY.

Published by New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1961). (1961)

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Item Description: New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1961)., 1961. Book Condition: Fine, bright copy. Henry Miller's landmark book which was prevented from being published in America for decades. This limited issue is very scarce. ¦ From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. 8vo, original brown quarter buckram, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering. First American edition, limited issue, number 23 of 100 numbered copies. Bookseller Inventory # 25169

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Tropic of Cancer.

MILLER, Henry.

Published by Obelisk, Paris (1934)

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Item Description: Obelisk, Paris, 1934. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. First Edition. 8vo, full black morocco, gilt titles on spines, gilt rule on boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Paris: Obelisk Press, 1934. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 172839

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Tropic of Cancer World Literature one hundred and Daquan large 32 hardcover with book clothes 10 products all 150 volumes of the original price of 9800 yuanFour Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # AL016420

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Tropic of Cancer - INSCRIBED association copy.

MILLER, HENRY.

Published by Paris: Obelisk Press, 1949. Later printing. (1949)

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Item Description: Paris: Obelisk Press, 1949. Later printing., 1949. Duodecimo. 366 pages. A near fine copy which has been rebound in full reddish-brown leather with the original wrappers bound in. A superb association copy inscribed: "Inscribed for Jonathan Williams by his friend and well-wisher who believes in him. Henry Miller 5/5/55." Miller's Red Notebook was published by Williams' Jargon Society in 1958. Included are two small original photographs - one of Miller and Williams, the other of Miller. Inscribed copies of the Obelisk Tropic have become scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 18939

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TROPIC OF CANCER (Signed)

Miller, Henry

Published by Grove Press, New York (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press, New York, 1961. Octavo. Specially bound hardcover edition, issued without dust jacket. SIGNED by Miller on endpaper limitation page. Very good. Slight rubbing to extremities; some foxing and soiling to head and tail. Binding tight. Shelved in Case #2. Dupont. First edition. Signed limited edition, #91 of 100 copies printed. Bookseller Inventory # 9-114-1222924

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Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by The Obelisk Press, Paris (1939)

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Item Description: The Obelisk Press, Paris, 1939. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition Fifth Printing. VG+, no dj. In original red covers with black spine. Title in script along spine. Uniform age toned paper with deckle edges. Strip of acid free paper tipped in to reinforce rear internal hinge which tends to be very weak in this binding. Printed in Hungary. Bookseller Inventory # 044107

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Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller

Published by MEDVSA, New York (1940)

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Item Description: MEDVSA, New York, 1940. Cloth. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. First Thus. The uncommon 1940 pirated (and correct 1st) American edition. SIGNED AND DATED BY HENRY MILLER on the front free endaper. Probably a printer's proof copy as well (see below). VG in its light green cloth, with very mild wear at the spine ends and a bit of tenderness to the inner hinges (which are still sturdy though). Octavo, 323 pgs. Taped onto the front pastedown is a typed, 1 paragraph explanation of this copy: "This is a copy of the first American edition of 'Tropic of Cancer' as pirated from the earlier French editions. The print run was ordered by Ben Abramson of the Argue Bookstore, Chicago and was carried out by Nat. Roth of the Aries Press (formerly Falcon Press) of Chicago. 'New York--MEDVSA' is fictitious. This copy was the persoanl property of Mr. Roth and, since chapter heads are lacking, is doubtless a printers proof". Housed in a custom-made box, with folding chemise. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 7254

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Tropic of Cancer (Preface by Anais Nin)

Miller, Henry

Published by Obelisk Press, Paris (1936)

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Item Description: Obelisk Press, Paris, 1936. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. Plain gray wrappers, externally clean, starting to peel away from signatures. Slight cock to spine. Writing to inside front o/w internally clean, unmarked copy. Second printing, "Reprinted September 1936". Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11563405989

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Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by Grove Press (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press, 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First authorized American edition, very good, front cover shows some rubbing, in a near fine dust jacket (with a faint blue line offset from protective plastic cover), inscribed by Miller on the front free endpaper to a friend, teasing him about trying to collect all of Miller's books. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1305027

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Tropic of Cancer. ( Signed Copy ).

Miller , Henry

Published by Medusa , New York. (1940)

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Item Description: Medusa , New York., 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First American edition,published privately, New York ,Medusa 1940. The First American edition of Miller's first book for which he would earn literary immortality. This is the issue published in light green boards. Shifreen & Jackson A9. However this copy has been rebound in 1/4 deep green leather and green boards and is quite bright and attractive as such. Titles, Publisher and Date ( 1940) in gilt on the spine. There were 1000 copies of the Medusa edition printed by the publisher Jacob Brussel who eventually went to prison for publishing pornography. After which there were between 200 and 500 extra copies which went to New York and were sold privately. A lovely example of the 1st American edition of this literary highspot of the modern era. The contents is in very good, clean and tight condition. This copy has been Signed and dated by Miller on the front page. Inscription reads . Henry Miller, Chicago 3/6/1941. A rare signed copy of this 1st US edition. Precedes the US trade edition published by Grove Press some 20 years later. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2389E

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Tropic Of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by Grove Press, Inc. (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press, Inc., 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. New York: Grove Press, 1961. First American Edition, Fourth Printing; in original dust jacket with price of $7.50 intact. Signed on the front free end paper by Henry Miller, inscribed to previous owner. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Topstain shows a few small spots of discoloration. Faint wear to edges of spine cloth. The dust jacket shows rubbing and faint edge wear. There is light chipping at the spine ends, and an area of surface loss on both the front and rear panels. Signed. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 131119943

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TROPIC OF CANCER

MILLER HENRY

Published by Obelisk, Paris (1935)

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Item Description: Obelisk, Paris, 1935. This is the Reprint from September 1935 (the book was first published in September 1934). A softcover issued in plain wrappers (without a D/W). A VG+ copy. Second Printing of Miller's first and most famous novel. This printing consisted of 500 copies; with most of the first printing confiscated by the censors. Precedes all American first editions. Shifreen & Jackson A9B. Uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 355490713503

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Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by Grove Press, Inc., New York (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1961. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Grove Press Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Henry Miller on the title page. A near fine unread copy with lightly bumped corners and just a trace of shelf wear at the hinge foot. Jacket VG+ with some edge wear, especially at the flap fold ends, some rubbing and age darkening, and a few tiny abrasions on spine and front. Protected by brodart sleeve. Third printing. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000253

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Tropic of Cancer

MILLER, Henry

Published by The Obelisk Press, Paris (1939)

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Item Description: The Obelisk Press, Paris, 1939. Softcover. Fifth printing. Printed self-wrappers. Pages browned, a modest tear on the front wrap and first leaf, a nice and pleasing, very good copy with no restoration. Miller's best known work, an acknowledged classic detailing with then-unprecedented sexual candor his expatriate experience in Paris. It was banned for decades in the United States. The first edition consisted of 1000 copies, the next four printings were 500 copies each, so this is one of the first 3000 copies. Because of the fragile binding, early editions are usually found in poor condition. Very scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. Bookseller Inventory # 342980

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TROPIC OF CANCER

MILLER, Henry

Published by NY: Grove Press, (1961) (1961)

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Item Description: NY: Grove Press, (1961), 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First American edition of this modern classic first published in Paris in 1934. Lawrence Durrell wrote that this title "stands beside Moby Dick and that "American literature today begins and ends with what he [Miller] has done". Basis for the 1970 film starring Rip Torn. A virtually Fine copy in like dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8258940344

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TROPIC OF CANCER.

Miller, Henry.

Published by MEDVSA,, New York: (1940)

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Item Description: MEDVSA,, New York:, 1940. Book Condition: Good. First U. S. edition of the author's first and most famous book. One of 1000 copies in the first issue of light green boards with gilt spine lettering [Shifreen & Jackson A9j]. 1000 copies were printed for initial distribution by the publisher, Jacob Brussel, who eventually went to prison for publishing pornography. (An overrun of 200 to 500 unbound sheets were printed for later distribution, accounting for the nine variants which followed this first issue.) Spine lettering a little rubbed and dulled, boards tanned, green top stain faded, hinges starting, altogether good or better. Bookseller Inventory # 52777

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TROPIC OF CANCER

Miller Henry

Published by New York Grove Press 1961 (1961)

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Item Description: New York Grove Press 1961, 1961. First authorized and first trade edition issued in America. With a long introduction by Karl Shapiro and a preface by Anais Nin. 8vo., publisher's original cloth backed boards in dustjacket. xxxiii, 318 pp. A handsome, clean and pleasing copy, some light evidence of age or shelving to the dustjacket, the book very fine. FIRST AUTHORIZED AND FIRST TRADE EDITION ISSUED IN AMERICA. Of the book, John Ciardi said, [it] "is a substantial work of art. The violence of Miller's attack on orthodoxy and falseness is indispensable to his human vision of things. In [the book] the test is ferocity, a ferocious and yet naive sincerity that castigates all sham. It cannot fail to be moral finally, because the ferocity is radically moral. And because the author is an artist--a very good one, as the continued 'underground life' of the book attests." Ours is a very nice copy of this classic. Bookseller Inventory # 25851

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Item Description: Joannes Janssonius ca. 1700, 1700. 46x52cm. Figurative cartouche, scale of miles and table of explanations all uncoloured, the map in full original colour. Excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 21115

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Item Description: Joannes Janssonius ca. 1700, 1700. 46x52cm. Cartouche, scale of miles and table uncoloured, the map in full original colour. Short old rebacked split centrefold. Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 22060

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MILLER, Henry. (SIGNED) Introduction by Karl Shapiro.

Published by Grove Press, New York (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press, New York, 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. SIGNED BY HENRY MILLER ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. A Near Fine hardback Seventh Printing in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with short closed tears and chips. 8vo. xxxiii, 318 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 46191

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Tropic Of Cancer. Preface by Anais Nin.

MILLER, Henry.

Published by The Obelisk Press, Paris (1945)

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Item Description: The Obelisk Press, Paris, 1945. Ninth edition and first post-war edition, sixth Obelisk Press edition. 8vo., orig. blue wrappers. Some creasing to the spine and rubbing to the edges of the wrappers but certainly a better than very good, largely unopened copy. S & J A9t. Bookseller Inventory # 32808

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Tropic of Cancer

Henry Miller

Published by Obelisk Press, Paris (1935)

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Item Description: Obelisk Press, Paris, 1935. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. As a testament to the times, the original owner glued a plain brown paper cover to the original. It seems later he added the title by hand. . This is the first English reprint and was issued in September of 1935. Regrettably it has, shall we say, been less than lovingly cared for. As this book was banned in the US until 1965 covers had to be removed and brown paper was pasted to the free front and rear page. The original owner penned the Author's name and Title on this makeshift cover. The book was sold uncut and in the original owners exuberance the cutting was done roughly, sometimes leaving tear outs dangerously close to the text. The spine is badly creased at pg 164/165. One page 161/162 is loose and the left 1/2 of the last 4 lines along with the page # is missing. Three pages; 17/18, 213/214 and 215/216; were folded down to mark the readers place. One page; 229/230; is ripped front edge to spine with a small tear out measuring approximately 1/2" x 3/4". A word or two is lost from each of the last three lines of that leaf. The book was poorly shelved at some point as the cover and to page 17 were at some point folded back on themselves so there is a crease 1" from the edge of the front cover. With all of that being said however this book is not one you would be considering as a beach read or to scribble notes in while preparing for your English 101 final exam. Being one of a printing of only 500, and being a book that was actively suppressed in its day it is a significant piece of literary history.We are the second owner of this volume. The condition is GOOD with some age tanning to the interior but no marks nor mars of any kind. Preface by Anais Nin We ship no later than the first business day following confirmation of your order. FIVE STAR BOOK SELLER!!!. Bookseller Inventory # 000604

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Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by Grove Press, Inc. (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press, Inc., 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. Third printing. Inscribed to (friend and collector) Pierre Sicari, dated and SIGNED by Henry Miller on the half title page. Bookplate of Pierre Sicari on the front pastedown. The volume is bumped at the corners and lilghtly rubbed at the spine ends. The edge rubbed, unclipped, dust jacket is chipped at the spine ends and corners, has closed tears on each panel edge with asssociated creasing, and some rubbing and soiling on both the front and rear panels. The jacket is now protected in mylar. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 13082119

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Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by MEDUSA, NY (1940)

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Item Description: MEDUSA, NY, 1940. PAPER BACK PURPLE. Book Condition: GOOD. 5 X 7.25. General shelf wear, slighlty cocked binding, otherwise, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Published 21 years earlier than the Grove Press Edition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1940 EDITION: 323. Bookseller Inventory # 055581

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Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry

Published by Grove Press (1961)

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Item Description: Grove Press, 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near fine first US edition in a very good dust jacket, with First Printing stated on the copyright page and with original price of $7.50 still on front flap of dust jacket and slight moisture stain on bottom of inside of jacket but not visible on the outside of the jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 107191

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