Publisher New York & Philadelphia Charles Scribner's Sons 1926
Seller ID 045605
Ex-Los Angeles Department Store Library. 1st edition early - probably 1st printing and 1st state. The typeface is not battered on Pg. 38 lines 6-9; not battered on pg. 248 lines 21-24 and the page number 90 has no battering anywhere and the 90 is distinct. 267 pages. Dark-green mesh patterned cloth. Blind-stamped front cover- Spine title in faded gilt. Scribner's seal on the copyright page along with the 1926 on the title page and 1926 on the copyright page. This book is made interesting by the addition of a Dept Store printed label applied to the very front cover of the book measuring about 4 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide stating "The Broadway Department Store/Broadway Fourth and Hill Arthur Letts, Jr. President READER'S LIBRARY." Inside is a larger library type label: "This Book is the Property of The Broadway Department Store Reader's Library Books One and Two Cents A Day - No Membership Fee/Time Limit on all Books 30 days ......" Customers had to put down an 8 cent deposit on two-cent a day books and 5 cents deposit on one-cent-a-day books. This rare Fitzgerald 1st state printing - was for rent as a two-center. There is also an ink rubber-stamped number 40973 on the inside front pages and a portion of the original dust jacket inside flap or possibly back cover panel has been glued to the free endpaper. Most interesting - fair condition - a neat addition to a Fitzgerald collector's library I would think. These "flaws" of a famous local Los Angeles department store ex-library rental book: - in this case are cool and photogenic as a display.