Number 31 "of thirty-five tall paper copies numbered and signed by the author," printed at the Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, IA; pp. 46, ; photographic portrait of Crane mounted on frontispiece; original dark blue cloth spine and bright blue paper-covered boards with printed paper labels on front cover and spine; extremities a little worn and the covers with some soiling and scuffing; old cellophane tape approx. 2" x 1/2" adhered to front cover at bottom portion of printed label, mounted frontis portrait has offset to title-page, as has a congratulatory telegram at pp. 6-7, still attractive overall. This copy presumably one of 10 for Starrett's personal use, with his bookplate mounted to front endpaper and telegram to Starrett from Thomas Beer dated May 16, 1923 laid in (now encased in mylar). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Stephen Crane, a bibliography. Compiled with...
Publisher: Centaur Book Shop
Publication Date: 1923
Book Description Centaur Book Shop, Philadelphia, 1923. Crane, Stephen (illustrator). small 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine and cover labels. 46, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies printed at the Torch Press (Honce 15). The second of the Centaur Bibliographies issued by this bookseller. Starrett's introduction is entitled "On Collecting Stephen Crane." Covers lightly rubbed. cloth-backed boards, paper spine and cover labels. Seller Inventory # 16749
Book Description THE CENTAUR BOOK SHOP, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1923. Hard Cover. Condition: FINE CONDITION. First Edition. 46 + (1) PAGES. THREE HUNDRED COPIES NUMBERED FROM 36 TO 335, OF WHICH THIS COPY IS NUMBER 184. THE ORIGINAL GLASSINE WRAPPER IS NOT PRESENT. BLUE PAPER COVER WITH BLUE CLOTH SPINE. PAPER LABELS. A PHOTO PRINT OF STEPHEN CRAN'E IS TIPPED IN OPPOSITE THE TITLE PAGE WITH A FACSIMILE PRINTED AUTOGRAPH. THE VINCENT STARRETT INTRODUCTION IS ENTITLED "ON COLLECTING STEPHEN CRANE." THE SECOND OF THE CENTAUR BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF MODERN AMERICAN AUTHORS PRINTED BY THE BOOKFELLOWS AT THE TORCH PRESS. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. HONCE BIBLIOGRAPHY NUMBER 15. Size: 4 7/8" X 7 3/4". Seller Inventory # 203009