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A Window In Thrums J M Barrie 1894 Henry Altemus Small Antique 1800's Old Novel For Sale
A WINDOW IN THRUMS J M BARRIE 1894 HENRY ALTEMUS SMALL ANTIQUE 1800'S OLD NOVEL
Up for your consideration is this nice antique book entitled "A Window in Thrums" written by J.M. Barrie and copyrighted in 1894. If more pictures are needed just email what you want to see. There seems to be some confusion as to the actual publication date of this book.
I feel that this particular book is most likely a first edition for the following reasons:
- Green cloth covered hardboard covers. From searching the internet at various places like , Google and Biblio.com, I have not found a cover exactly like the one in my picture above. This cover has silver scroll work around all four borders of the front cover.
- Copyrighted 1894 (imprinted on the third page - the first two pages are blank). Also from searching the internet, I have found that there are various publishing dates, but this particular book was copyrighted in 1894 (some show 1896 and other dates not as old as this one).
- Published by Henry Altemus (Philadelphia). Of course there have been other publishers, but I believe this was Mr. Barrie's first publisher (1894).
- 285 pages. I have also found other copies of this book with varying number of pages, some with only 168 pages. This leads me to believe this possible first 285 page edition was later edited and shortened for subsequent editions over the years.
- The binding is still very tight. Some of the other books I've found have been listed as "Shaken" or "Slightly Shaken" which means the binding is not tight like when the book was new.
- The book is not Shelf-cocked, meaning the covers and pages align with each other when the book is laid flat and are not slanted from leaning to one side or the other on a book shelf.
- Other books I've seen on the internet state that they are illustrated by Johnson, Clifton. This book has no illustrations which again leads me to believe it could be a first edition and the expense of illustrating it was foregone in the beginning in order to see how well it would sell before illustrating it.
INCLUDED: The actual antique book pictured.
PUBLISHER: Henry Altemus (Philadelphia), 1894; Altemus Bookbindery Philadelphia
ON THE BACK: Blank hard cover.
SIZE: It measures about 4-1/4" wide x 5-7/8" long x 3/4" thick.
COLOR: Light green to greenish-blue cover with a silver title, silver scrolling and "Barrie" (author), also in silver lettering.
TYPE: Victorian Novel
COUNTRY: Philadelphia, USA
MATERIAL: Hard cover book.
CONDITION: This antique book comes to you in overall Good Condition. There are no torn or written-on pages. A few mentionables are that the spine cloth is a little frayed with some wear on the top and the bottom edges. The right-hand top and bottom corners of the cover are frayed and 3 of the 4 tips have spread slightly. Also, the last page, page 285, and two pages following it have had the lower right-hand corners folded over, creased and then unfolded again. The page edges show tanning from age and there is a stain on the front cover approximately the size of quarter (as shown in the book cover picture above). AUTHENTICITY and your SATISFACTION are UNCONDITIONALLY 100% GUARANTEED!!! Once you get it - if you are not thrilled just let me know - I gladly accept returns. Check my response and buy with complete confidence I have been selling on everyday for over 10 years.
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Overall General Condition
Brand new and never used. No visible flaws in appearance. First quality, suitable for a gift.
Like new condition. Upon close inspection some very minor signs of use or wear, but no serious flaws.
Obviously used but kept in great conditional and well cared for. Expected normal signs of wear but no abuse.
Clearly used allot, enough to cause significant signs of wear. See item description for more details on further future use.
Used extensively, many cosmetic flaws and signs of wear. Questionable functionality Sold "AS IS"
Used extensively with abundant and major cosmetic flaws. Likely non- functional. Sold "AS IS" for decorative use only.
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A Window In Thrums J M Barrie 1894 Henry Altemus Small Antique 1800's Old Novel: $130