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Ol' Bill: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

Published by Charles Scribners Sons (1942)

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Item Description: Charles Scribners Sons, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Weiler, Milton C. (illustrator). 1st Edition. PUBLISHER: Charles Scribners DATE/EDITION: 1942, First Edition (A). This edition limited to 1,929 copies, numbered and signed, this copy is number 229. Signed by author and illustrator BINDING: Hardbound in blue cloth with red and black lettering and decoration on the front cover and black lettering on red title block on the spine, 138 pages. DUST JACKET: No jacket BOOK CONDITION: This is an ex-library copy. The only mark on the outside of the book is the authors name in white at the top of the spine. It is stamped withdrawn on the front and rear end papers, the library name is stamped on the bottom of the title page and there are a couple spots inside the rear cover where the card pocket was attached. There is also a gift note someone wrote on the first free end paper. Covers show some age toning at the edges but overall are good with bright lettering. the binding is tight and the interior is clean. DESCRIPTION: Very nice illustrations by Weiler. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001094

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Knight (John Alden).

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York.

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York. 1942 1st edition. Square 4to (206 x 242mm). Ppxiv,79. B/w photographs. Grey cloth, casting angler scene printed in blue to upper board, spine titled in blue. Tape marks to end-papers and inside of dust-wrapper but good-plus. Front end-paper signed by the author. A concise but very good and detailed guide to fly casting. Contents include: Fundamentals of fly casting - The Grip; The high back cast; The forward cast; The backhand cast; Timing; Wet fly casting - Throwing a straight line; The shoot; The follow through; The horizontal cast; Special wet fly casts - The roll cast; The Galway cast; The wind cast or "wind cheater"; To change the direction of a cast; Dry fly casting - Early problem; False casting; Handling the slack line; The "bow" - "tight bow", "wide bow"; The grasshopper cast; Curve casts; Positive curve casts; Negative curve casts; Application of wet fly casts to dry fly fishing - The roll pick-up; The switch pick-up; Casting the dry fly where there is no opportunity for back cast - two methods; The willows cast; False casting with the snap roll; Solving stream problems - Casting around obstructions; Casting under obstructions; "Cheating" adverse currents; Mending the cast; Short-line casting; Adding length to the cast; Bump casting; Casting in the wind; Swinging the back cast under the rod; The salmon rod and the bass bug rod - discussion of timing; Selection of a fly rod, rod action, care of rods. Bookseller Inventory # 37153

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Ol' Bill and other Stories: KNIGHT, JOHN ALDEN

KNIGHT, JOHN ALDEN

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1942)

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1942. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo. 16.5 x 24 cm. 138 pp. Illustrated with reproductions of drawings by Milton C. Weiler. Number 138 of 1925 copies, signed by Knight and Weiler. Handsome sporting bookplate of Hugh Gwyn Chatham on front pastedown; bookplate designed by illustrator William Joseph Schaldach. Very good in original decorated blue cloth, some toning to endsheets. Bookseller Inventory # 24835

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Knight, John Alden.

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Item Description: NY 1942. Illus, by Milton C. Weiler, 9.5x6", cloth, 138pp, bookplate, small ink inscription, spine lightly faded. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 1929 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR. Bookseller Inventory # 95-1705

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Knight, John Alden

Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York (1940)

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Item Description: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1940. Later printing. Later printing. Illustrated with photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Ffep inscribed: "To Mr. William Bennett Jr. / Good fishing and tight lines / John Alden Knight / Sept. 25?, 1948". Bruns K-73 Blue buckram. Light spotting to boards; Very Good, in lightly chipped dust jacket Illustrated with photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 213053

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KNIGHT, John Alden.

Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1940, (1940)

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Item Description: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1940, 1940. KNIGHT, John Alden. The Theory and Technique of Fresh Water Angling. New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1940). First Printing. Pp. (6),v-x,[1]-223,(3), portrait frontispiece, + 14 p. of black and white photo-plates and4 leaves of colour plates of flies. With more drawings to text. Large 8vo,green cloth with silver lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Introductory: Angling Then and Now; 2. Selecting a Fly Rod; 3. Fly Rod Reels and Lines; 4. Clothes and Equipment; 5. FLies and Fly Boxes; 6. Casting; 7. Stream Tactics:General Discussion and Wet Fly Methods; 8. Stream Tactics: Bucktails and Streamer Flies; 9. Stream Tactics: The Dry Fly; 10. Stream Tactics: GeneralDiscussion; 11. Leaders and Hooks; 12. Bass and the Fly Rod; 13. The Casting Rod; 14. Factors Governing the Habits of Fresh Water Fish; 15. The Solunar Theory; 16. Conclusion.Very good. Signed without inscription by Knight on the title page. Lacking jacket. 80.00. Bookseller Inventory # 113507

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Knight, John Alden; illus. by Edgar Burke

Published by Alfred A. Knopf (1944)

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. Hardcover. 1st edition, #43 of 275 copies SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. 9.5x6.5", xi+161+ii pp., 5 color plates from paintings by Burke, 10 b&w plates from photographs. VG, clean & tight, no slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 25906

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Knight, John Alden.

Published by NY 1942. (1942)

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Item Description: NY 1942., 1942. Drawings by Milton C. Weiler, 9.5 x 6", cloth, 138 pp, very slightly discolored covers else v.g. in chipped & darkened dw. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 1929 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (75 more issued for presentation). Bookseller Inventory # 87-648

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RUFFED GROUSE: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1947)

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. First Edition. Color plates from paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the front flyleaf. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth binding, with gilt titles. The contents are a bit musty. Some sun fading along the spine, with a bit of mild wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Bookseller Inventory # 65213

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Knight, John Alden

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1942)

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1942. Weiler, Milton C. First Edition, Number 263 of 1929 copies for sale and 75 for presentation; signed by author and artist. Drawings by Milton C. Weiler. 138 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Stories of trout, salmon, and bass fishing, and ducking hunting on Chesapeake Bay by the noted authority on wildfowl and angling. Bruns K-71 Original blue cloth, spine very slightly sunned, else fine Drawings by Milton C. Weiler. 138 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First Edition, Number 263 of 1929 copies for sale and 75 for presentation; signed by author and artist. Bookseller Inventory # 243823

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Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: New York, 1944. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. 164 pages, indexed and illustrated. Boards lightly soiled, but still a very good copy. Limited to 275 copies signed by John Alden Knight and the illustrator, Edgar Burke. Bookseller Inventory # 1151

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Knight, John Alden

Published by G.P Putnam's Sons, New York (1949)

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Item Description: G.P Putnam's Sons, New York, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good ++. No Jacket. Limited Edition. Limited Edition #114 of 150 - flat-signed by author (full name) on special tipped-in publishers page. Black and green heavy full-cloth boards with gold foil-stamped cover and spine & green topstain. Many B&W photos included. Very Good+/ Near Fine condition. Flaws: slight toning to pastedowns and inside page extremities - NOT affecting copy or pictures. Very slight fading to topstain and very light rubbing to spine edges only. Photos avail upon request. NO jacket. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003368

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Knight, John Alden

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY:(1949) (1949)

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY:(1949), 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Liimited Edition. Limited edition, number 26 out of 150 copies signed by the author, 200pp., bound in 1/4 blue-gray cloth over black cloth, upper cover pictorially stamped in gilt depicting a bass, spine gilt lettered over black with four gilt stamped flies jsut a bit faded, top edge gilt, previous owner's book plate, a very good copy. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # kn.0901

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KNIGHT, John Alden.

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Item Description: 0. KNIGHT, John Alden. Black Bass. N.Y.: Putnam, 1949. 1st ed. Illus., including frontis in color. xix, 200pp. A near fine copy in orig. two-tone cloth. Limited to 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 47647

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John Alden Knight

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1947)

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dr. Edgar Burke (illustrator). 1st Edition. Maroon cloth boards with embossed device on front, gilt printing and rules on spine. Light fine scratches to front board. DJ lightly toned with very mild wear to spine top and bottom and edges, in protective cover. Inscription by author on ffep dated 1947. Not limited edition. INSCRIBED by author. Bookseller Inventory # 001426

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Black Bass: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: Putnam, New York, 1949. Illus. 200 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition, no. 49 of 150 copies signed by the author. Illus. 200 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bruns K64; Heller 2:304 Two toned green and black cloth. Bookplate. Near fine, handsome copy First edition, no. 49 of 150 copies signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 301020

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Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: Putnam, NY, 1949. Decorative Cloth. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Limited (#103 of 150) SIGNED. 200p. 3 color pgs. B&W illus. Gilt dec.cloth. Very, very good. Additional postage required. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 890

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Knight, John Alden.

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. Six color plates by Edgar Burke including an additionaly color plate at page 140 not included in the trade edition. (illustrator). First edition, number 23 of 275 copies, signed by the author and artist. Fine in very good publisher's slipcase with a few seams neatly repaired. Bookseller Inventory # Embry 150771

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Knight, John Alden.

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. Color plates by Edgar Burke and photographs. (illustrator). Limited edition of 275 copies. Beige cloth spine with black title panel over green boards. Fine with occasional light foxing and light rubbing to boards in very good original slipcase which has top panel broken showing an old tape repair and a 1/2 X 1/2 inch piece missing. Color onlay is intact and bright. Signed by author and illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # Embry 74078

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Knight, John Alden

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1944)

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1944. First edition, one of 275 copies on All-Rag paper signed by the author and illustrator, also including an extra plate. Marked "Publisher's Copy." Frontispiece and 4 color plates from paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke, 10 photographic plates in black & white. 161, ii pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A beautiful copy of a handsome book, signed by author and illustrator on limitation page. Biscotti p. 242; Heller 2:693 Original green boards, gilt, tan cloth spine with lettering piece, almost fine in slightly worn board slipcase. Bookplate of M.L. Biscotti Frontispiece and 4 color plates from paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke, 10 photographic plates in black & white. 161, ii pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition, one of 275 copies on All-Rag paper signed by the author and illustrator, also including an extra plate. Marked "Publisher's Copy.". Bookseller Inventory # 255025

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Woodcock: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1944. First edition, No. 145 of 275 copies on Rives Liampre All-Rag Paper, signed, containing an extra color plate. Frontispiece and 4 color plates from paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke, 10 photographic plates in black & white. 161, ii pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A beautiful copy of a handsome book, signed by author and illustrator on limitation page. Biscotti p. 242; Heller 2:693 Original green boards, gilt, tan cloth spine with lettering piece, very fine in slightly worn board slipcase Frontispiece and 4 color plates from paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke, 10 photographic plates in black & white. 161, ii pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition, No. 145 of 275 copies on Rives Liampre All-Rag Paper, signed, containing an extra color plate. Bookseller Inventory # 56888

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Ruffled Grouse: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: Alfred Knopf, NY, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Burke, Dr. Edgar (illustrator). DeLuxe Limited of 210 copies. 271 pp, index, ill. Limited to 210 copies of which only 189 were for sale. Numbered. signed by the author and with one extra plate laid inside. Bound in half gilt leather, raised spine bands. Printed on special rag paper. A beautiful, scarce and sought after production. Near fine in like slipcase. Actually the book is like new, never read, but there is a teeny, tiny spot on top spine where leather was slightly rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 4286

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Ruffed Grouse: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Signed by author on limitation page. Limited edition of 210 of which this is NO. 164. xii, 271, iii p, ill, pl. Bound in publishers 3/4 black Moroccan leather. Gilt spine. 4 raised bands. Off-white cloth boards. Extra plate laid in (same as frontis). TEG. Good binding and cover. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages. Biscotti, pp. 112-114. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 1503040033

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Knight, John Alden

Published by New York: Alfred Knopf, 1947 (1947)

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Item Description: New York: Alfred Knopf, 1947, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Crown 4to. Knight's signature study of the ruffed grouse, its habitat, biology, and methods of hunting them. Well illustrated with photo plates and six colored plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. Deluxe limited edition of 210 numbered copies, of which only 165 copies were sold, this being #149. Extra colored plate laid in as issued with a couple of faint dots of foxing. Publisher's black 3/4 morocco with raised spine bands and gilt rules. Ivory buckram boards. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. In the heavy clear acetate jacket and in the original slipcase with a small dent at one corner, not affecting the book. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ca1758

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Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: Knopf, New York, 1947. First edition, 1/210 copies signed by the author, this one with the extra color plate laid in, a volume in the Borzoi Books for Sportsmen series. 8vo. xii, 271, iii pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, five in color, map. Biscotti, pp. 112-114: "Classic work on the life of one of America's most sought-after upland game birds . the first work devoted entirely to that game bird." Very good. Publisher's black three-quarter morocco and cloth, gilt spine title, top edge gilt. (#4963). Bookseller Inventory # 57950

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Knight, John Alden.

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Full page color illus. by Dr. Edgar Burke. (illustrator). First edition, one of 210 copies, signed by the author. One-half blue morocco over linen boards. Some foxing to first few leaves including laid in color print, else fine in fine publisher's leather slipcase with a few faint scuffs. Bookseller Inventory # Embry 137645

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Ruffed Grouse: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

Published by Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi, New York (1947)

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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi, New York, 1947. Burke, Edgar. First Edition, No. 150 of 210 copies, signed by the author and with an extra loose plate inserted. Illustrated with 16 black and white photographs, and six color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. xii, [1]-271, [1], iii, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. BISCOTTI'S COPY. The natural history of the grouse, with methods of hunting and the author's experiences with guns, dogs and people. An important, very scarce, and very sought-after volume, in fine condition."Ruffed Grouse, like its companion volume Woodcock, was the first work devoted entirely to that game bird. Both titles enjoy high demand from hunters, naturalists and collectors.The deluxe edition is the most sought after of the four Knopf titles produced with deluxe editions. This is the case not just because of its content, or from a supply standpoint; the deluxe edition of Ruffed Grouse is a magnificent example of bookbinding.Sales records indicates only 165 copies of this limited edition were actually sold." [Biscotti]. Biscotti p. 242; Heller 2:694 Black 3/4 morocco, gilt spine, tan cloth sides, t.e.g., A FINE COPY, in original numbered slipcase. Bookplates of Alan L. Harvie and M.L. (Duke) Biscotti Illustrated with 16 black and white photographs, and six color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. xii, [1]-271, [1], iii, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First Edition, No. 150 of 210 copies, signed by the author and with an extra loose plate inserted. Bookseller Inventory # 259243

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The Modern Angler. Including the Solunar Theory].: Knight, John Alden

Knight, John Alden

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Item Description: 1936. Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Carbon typescript, 157 pp., extensively corrected and marked throughout. Signed in ink,"John Alden Knight", at the foot of the last leaf. 2 vols. 4to. Archive of the first published book by John Alden Knight, all round sportsman, member of the Anglers' Club, and subsequently author of numerous works including the classic Woodcock (1944) and Ruffed Grouse (1947).Complete typescript, with a brief introduction and 22 chapters, with numerous insertions and manuscript corrections in pencil, many passages marked "omit". Over several chapters, Knight here first articulates his Solunar Theory.The lengthy typescript dedication page mentions Edward Hewitt and friends from the Anglers' Club before moving into a family memory and a dedication to the author's son, Richard Alden Knight.Containing the suppressed foreword by Edward Hewitt, stuck through and marked Not used, with a note indicating "Hewitt very critical of Solunar Theory at present 4/11/36, seems to have changed his mind"; several other mentions of Hewitt in the text are struck through or marked "omit".With a note in the author's hand on a heavily soiled manila folder cover, "Original MS lost by Scribner. Property of Richard Alden Knight. John Alden Knight 12/5/36."With a set of the long galley page proofs (folded). Cf. Bruns, pp 260-261; Biscotti, p. 242; Hampton's Modern Angling Bibliography pp. 174-5; Heller 2:301 Typescript: left margin punched for two hole binder (some flaws), minor smudges. Galleys: folded, outer leaf somewhat toned. Custom half morocco slipcase and wrappers Carbon typescript, 157 pp., extensively corrected and marked throughout. Signed in ink,"John Alden Knight", at the foot of the last leaf. 2 vols. 4to Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Bookseller Inventory # 304484

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