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    Victor Appleton. Tom Swift and His Motor Boat. Lancaster, Lord & Co., Inc, 1932.

    First edition. Released as a promotional giveaway by the U.S. Rubber Company/Keds Shoes. Octavo. 92 pages. Keds and U.S. Rubber advertisements and promotions at the end of the story.

    Published in a light yellow paper binding with the quad cover design. Pulp pages moderately toned as usual. Several small tears and chips at the edges of the covers and the top layer of finish is abraded at the spine on the front cover. Covers toned with age with two child's doodles in ink on the back covers. "Leopold's Shoe Shop" ink stamp on the cover under the titles. A rare Tom Swift variation in good condition.

    This title and Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle were apparently the only two titles issued with the promotional. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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