LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY.: White, E. B.) LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY.: White, E. B.)

LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY.

White, E. B.)

Published by The New Yorker, 1927]., [New York:, 1927
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Quill & Brush, member ABAA (Middletown, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 11, 1997 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 3,500.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First edition and only edition of E. B. White's first book, "parodies of a certain kind of 'culture-made-easy'" per White, collected from essays run by The New Yorker to boost circulation. (The message of each amusing essays is that reading the New Yorker puts one on the road to wealth and social success.) An unknown number of these books were produced by the advertising department at the magazine and sent to agents and customers. The OCLC locates only 6 copies, so there can't have been many produced. Illustrated with photographs of store manikins White found in a department store and posed himself. Octavo batik-style paper boards; green cloth spine; light mustard-green label printed in black on front, Corners of boards rubbed, front hinge paper beginning to split, otherwise very good to near fine. Housed in custom, green cloth clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 52447

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF...

Publisher: The New Yorker, 1927]., [New York:

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

The Quill & Brush was established in 1976 by Allen and Patricia Ahearn as an open store carrying first editions and fine art. At present it is by appointment only and housed in the home of the Ahearn's eldest daughter, Beth Ahearn Fisher, who is carrying on the family bookselling tradition. Our current stock of approximately 3,500 books consists mainly of first editions of American and English Literature including Mysteries and Detective Stories, Science Fiction, Children's and Illustrated Books. We also collectible books in all fields. Over the years, we have published more than 200 individual Author Price Guides; and Allen and Patricia authored the well-regarded books on book collecting, "Collected Books: The Guide to Identification and Values" (4th ed., 2011) and "Book Collecting 2000: A Comprehensive Guide." Please contact us at firsts@QBbooks.com to be placed on our e-list for notifications of website sales and new arrivals or to request our occasional printed catalog.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

We accept checks in U.S. dollars, PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. PLEASE NOTE:
All books labeled "first edition" are first printings of the first published
edition. All books labeled "first U.S. edition" are first printings in the U.S.
and were preceded by the "true" first edition which may have been published in
England, Canada, etc. We describe condition in as much detail as reasonable.
"Fine in dust jacket" means both the book and dust jacket are fine; any faults
with the book and/or dust jacke...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. For books valued over $100, we require a signature upon delivery.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Bank/Wire Transfer