Ash Wednesday


Published by Faber & Faber, London, 1930
From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (Hastings on Hudson, NY, U.S.A.)

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Octavo. Original cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine, top edges gilt, with bookseller's ticket of Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare and Company, on rear pastedown. Provenance: Arthur McComb (signature of front free endpaper dated Paris, 1930), art historian, professor of baroque art at Vassar and Harvard; he carried out an extensive correspondence with John Dos Passos, which was published in 1991. Two further inscriptions record the book was passed as a gift to members of the Day family. First trade edition, one of 2,000 copies. Gallup A15b. Slightly cocked, otherwise fine, with gilt fresh and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 400297

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Title: Ash Wednesday

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First trade edition.

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Under new ownership in 2016. Riverrun specializes in rare and antiquarian books & literary manuscripts of all periods, with an emphasis on literary first editions, signed & inscribed books, science fiction, travel & exploration, and Americana. Our cataloged inventory exceeds 15,000 titles, all of which may be found online. The shop's revolving inventory of some 30,000 volumes means that there is always more to discover if you pay us a visit. We are open by appointment, so please call or e-mail ahead to confirm availability.

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