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A Bell for Adano

Hersey, John

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1944
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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This 270 page battlebuster of a book, First edition Stated, being an increasingly well respected and energetically applauded offering it is proudly presented with great and well deserved hubris by Hirschfeld Galleries in BOTH the publishers original binding and original dustwrapper. The UNBUMPED binding is maroon cloth with gilt titles on spine and boldly blindstamped author signature on cover. Book is rock solid tight, and clean save for previous owners neatly penned signature on first blank flyleaf. The pictorial jacket was in very good shape until someone ripped off a one inch strip across the back cover of said jacket. But not to worry or be sad, for said imperfection is made somewhat less noticeable, since, on the very positive side of things, the jacket is now and forevermore protected from any future ambient abuse and resulting degradation by professionally fitted and applied yet instantly removable Brodart mylar. Story about Americans in Italy during the war. Drawing from his experiences in Sicily during WW II, John Hersey wrote his first novel, and what could be considered his most important work, in three weeks in the mountains of North Carolina. Wow! Alas, when all is said and done and the proverbial geese have come home to nest or roost, or whatever, this book does have the four absolute uppermost qualities we at Hirschfeld Galleries since 1931 have always sought, and demanded, in books: 1) excellence in content, 2) literary quality, 3) appealing design, and 4) significance of contribution. Another great altruistic offering opportunity for us and an even greater opportunity for self-actualized reception on your part. But enough of the lugubrious however allegorically wise jaw-jacking, enough said of the telluric parameters of select Hirschfeld Galleries' offerings such as this one which take on a life of their own and speak so very loudly for themselves. Read to learn and enjoy; go forth to share and enjoin. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006462

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Bibliographic Details

Title: A Bell for Adano

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Maroon Cloth w Gilt

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair-Poor

Edition: First Edition Stated

Book Type: Battle-hardened Hard Cover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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