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    Excellent First Edition Copy of Gertrude Stein's First Novel

    Gertrude Stein. Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha and the Gentle Lena. New York: The Grafton Press, 1909. First edition, first printing.
    Publisher's navy blue cloth with gilt titles. No dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. [10] - 279 pages. Spine sunned and corners lightly bumped. Open tear to fore-edge of pages 11-18, only minimally affecting text. Small open tear to bottom right corner of pages 25-32, not affecting text at all. Additional, small closed tears to early pages have been expertly repaired with adhesive. Tiny bookseller's sticker affixed to bottom edge of rear pastedown. Extraneous, light pencil markings on front pastedown. Binding is solid, text is tight. Overall, this is a very beautiful copy of Gertrude Stein's first novel, published at her expense. A limited run of only 1,000 copies was issued, 300 of which were later used for the first British edition.

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    This particular copy has a later light blue cloth dust jacket and matching slipcase, both of which are rubbed and sunned.

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