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    Helen Worden. The Real New York. A Guide for the Adventurous Shopper... Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1932]. First edition.
    Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Nydia Darnell Bruno/Who wants to see/The/Real new York/From/A Blimp./Helen Worden/who knows it from/the sidewalks". Worden has added a full-page drawing (in pencil and ink) of a woman looking at the New York skyline hanging from a blimp ("Blimp" on the side of the aircraft). Also on this page is the ownership signature of the recipient in pencil, dated "January 18-1933." Additionally, Worden has crossed through her printed name on the title-page and signed it beneath. Octavo. 401, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front board and spine stamped in black. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine browned, some wear to spine and corners, light soiling to boards, previous owner's gift inscription (another owner, not Bruno nor Worden) on front free endpaper, text a bit toned, a few pages roughly opened. Jacket spine a bit sunned, a few tape repairs to jacket verso, some rubbing, mild edgewear and thumbsoiling, some light chipping and a few short tears to jacket. A very good copy with a charming presentation.

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