Third impression. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship lasting many years.
Review: 84, Charing Cross Road is a charming record of bibliophilia, cultural difference, and imaginative sympathy. For 20 years, an outspoken New York writer and a rather more restrained London bookseller carried on an increasingly touching correspondence. In her first letter to Marks & Co., Helene Hanff encloses a wish list, but warns, "The phrase 'antiquarian booksellers' scares me somewhat, as I equate 'antique' with expensive." Twenty days later, on October 25, 1949, a correspondent identified only as FPD let Hanff know that works by Hazlitt and Robert Louis Stevenson would be coming under separate cover. When they arrive, Hanff is ecstatic--but unsure she'll ever conquer "bilingual arithmetic." By early December 1949, Hanff is suddenly worried that the six-pound ham she's sent off to augment British rations will arrive in a kosher office. But only when FPD turns out to have an actual name, Frank Doel, does the real fun begin.
Two years later, Hanff is outraged that Marks & Co. has dared to send an abridged Pepys diary. "i enclose two limp singles, i will make do with this thing till you find me a real Pepys. THEN i will rip up this ersatz book, page by page, AND WRAP THINGS IN IT." Nonetheless, her postscript asks whether they want fresh or powdered eggs for Christmas. Soon they're sharing news of Frank's family and Hanff's career. No doubt their letters would have continued, but in 1969, the firm's secretary informed her that Frank Doel had died. In the collection's penultimate entry, Helene Hanff urges a tourist friend, "If you happen to pass by 84, Charing Cross Road, kiss it for me. I owe it so much."
Title: 84, Charing Cross Road.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch,
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT01487145B
Book Description Grossman Publishers, 1970. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2899316
Book Description Book Condition: Used; Good. *André deutch, broché, 1973* Ensemble légèrement jauni. Couverture protégée par jaquette illustrée usagée (pliures, coins frottés, manque morceau). Traces de blanco sur page de garde. Intérieur en bon état, 95 pages. Ref: roma-B93. Bookseller Inventory # 9AB298CBDAB1
Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, 1972. Hard Cover, 8vo, 3rd Impression. Book Condition: Near Very Good. Light foxing. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. Clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 008521
Book Description Andre Deutsch, UK, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Minor edgewear and scrattling to jacket and boards. Seventh Printing. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Light foxing / browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Edges lightly browned / foxed. ISBN: 0233963308. ISBN/EAN: 9780233963303. Bookseller Inventory # 24270
Book Description Andre Deutsch, UK, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Minor edgewear and scrattling to jacket and boards. Sixth Printing. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Light foxing / browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Edges lightly browned / foxed. ISBN: 0233963308. ISBN/EAN: 9780233963303. Bookseller Inventory # 24362
Book Description Andre Deutsch, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002443415
Book Description London, UK : Andre Deutsch. Second Impression 1971, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Published by Andre Deutsch. Second Impression 1971. Hardback, 96 pages, red cloth covered boards, black lettering - title, Dustwrapper, not price clipped, protected by removable clear pvc cover. Condition : Fine in Fine Dustwrapper. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # F25384
Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, 1975. Boards. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+ DJ. Fifth impression. Delightful collection of the affectionate correspondence developed between a New York dwelling writer and a bookshop in London. Slight creasing along and faint discolouration towards top edge of dj. Bookseller Inventory # 17571
Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, England, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. red cloth, spine moderately turned. Previous owner's name has been erased from first fep upper corner, very faint impression. "Monmouth Wales, 1994" handwritten neat in ink remains. Jacket price clipped, light wear to edges, no tears and colors bright, with b/w photo on back panel of Marks & Co Booksellers 84[Charing Cross Road]. 96 p. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1411601