Beverly Of Graustark By George Barr Mccutcheon 1904 Hb Illus By Harrison Fisher For Sale
PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BUYING or offerDING. NON SMOKING HOME A FEW CAT HAIRS BUT NO ODOR
My listings are for used & usually vintage items, unless otherwise stated, & to be considered gently used with some wear as described in the listing below. Please email me with questions.
Book Sale find.
In good condition. The blue cloth boards have wear with bumping and heavier wear to the spine ends, and corners. The spine is sunned and somewhat faded. The former owners name is inked on the front endpaper. The text page tanning is light and uneven, slightly heavier and spotty on the endpapers. The text page tanning is light and uneven, slightly heavier and spotty on the endpapers. One gutter is starting to split at the bottom. No other tears, rips, scribbles, or odor. All the Harrison Fisher Illustrations are present, only the frontispiece is in color. No damage noted. The Fisher illustrations I've found are only in the Grossett & Dunlap re-prints not in the actual first printings of the books. It is possible that Grossett & Dunlap, which only do re-prints, had and exclusive contract with the very popular Harrison Fisher. This book is the second in the series.
"Graustark is a fictional country in Eastern Europe used as a setting for several novels by George Barr McCutcheon."
"Graustark's neighbors, which also figure into the stories, are Axphain to the north and Dawsbergen to the south.
The Graustark novels are stories of court intrigue, royal disguise, and romance similar to Anthony Hope's 1894 novel, The Prisoner of Zenda, and its sequels. They were popular best-sellers at the time they were published and the original editions are still readily available in used book shops. The novels gave their name to a fictional genre called Ruritanian romance from Hope's work or Graustarkian romance from McCutcheon's. This genre contains tales of romance and intrigue usually featuring titled characters in small, fictional, Central European or East European countries."
Books are described in mostly basic bookseller terms with condition noted to both dj (if one is present) and boards or cover.
AS NEW. Just like off the store shelf.
FINE Just like off the store shelf with a little shelf wear.
NEAR FINE. Very light wear. No damage. Any extraneous writing will be addressed. Any problems will be addressed in listing description.
VERY GOOD. Some wear. There may be an owners name, date etc. No rips or tears. Problems will be addressed in listing description.
GOOD. Wear but may be collectible. Possibly an owners name, bookplate etc. Possible foxing and minor edge wear and tear to the pages. Damage will be noted in description.
FAIR / ACCEPTABLE. All text pages present but has serious problems.(suggested for reading only) usually not for a collector except in rare circumstances.
ALL EX-LIBRARY & BOOK CLUB BOOKS ARE CLEARLY STATED AS SUCH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LISTING DESCRIPTION. All remainder marks are noted.
All interior damage including a persons name or bookplate is mentioned if present. If I state the book has no damage, that includes the aforementioned as well as any rips, tears, scribbles, dog-ears, missing pages or odor. Can I miss things? Yes, very occasionally I might miss a tiny foxing spot or a tiny note in a margin. Anything big, no 99.99% of the time. I am human though and can make a mistake now and again.
Anything that isn't stated as a book club edition, is not, if I am uncertain, that is stated also with reasons given.. An unclipped dj means there is a price on the dj front flap which makes it not a bookclub book. A clipped dj means that price has been clipped off the front end flap of the dj. On British and some older American books, the price can be found in different spots on the front dj flap, occasionally even on the rear dj flap.
First editions are stated using Bill McBride's 'A Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions' Sixth Revised Edition. As many knowledgeable and experienced booksellers know (I mean REAL Booksellers not someone who never touches or sees the books, and has them shipped from a warehouse), stating a first edition (especially) and sometimes a book club edition can be difficult. We do the best we can.
A note about tanning to pages and paperback. The cheaper the retail price of the book, the more likely cheap, high acid content paper was used. This ages and tans very easily. This is to be expected in hardcover old reprints, WWII books, and paperbacks. Paperback books were originally meant to be disposed of when finished or worn out. They were never meant as collectors items. Paperback collectors are aware of this and tanned/age discolored pages are acceptable to collectors. Please expect it in the older books, it may not be mentioned in the listing. Ask if you are uncertain, but you can expect to find it. One exception to this rule is often the college text book, another is the privately published soft cover.
Remember, books aren't coins so 'MINT' condition is not an appropriate book term, neither is 'in good condition for it's age'. Beware sellers who use these. Please be careful of sellers who when you ask a question about a book can't give you an answer because the book is in a warehouse!
If I have read the book and recommend it, it means I have a copy of the book myself. I don't read the books I purchase to sell. If the book is very fragile, it is boxed. Please email me with questions. If you would like minor repairs done to spine or split hinges with either Scotch brand Document tape or Library tape,both clear, please notify me by separate email AFTER payment. If I have effected such repairs it will be noted in the listing description.
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