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    Algernon Blackwood. Two Copies of John Silence. London and Boston: 1908 and 1909. First edition and first American edition.

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    Algernon Blackwood. John Silence. Physician Extraordinary. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1908. First edition. Octavo. [viii], 390 pages. Publisher's full maroon cloth; front and spine stamped in gilt; rear with blind-stamped publisher's device. Edges trimmed. Spine slightly skewed; fair amount of edge and joint wear to binding; some bumping to corners and edges; spine ends pushed; backstrip lightly toned; boards somewhat rubbed. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; edges a bit softened; top edge a bit dust-soiled with one small stain. Previous owner bookplate tipped to front pastedown; small, marginal pencil annotations scattered throughout. Very good.

    [Together with:] John Silence. Physician Extraordinary. Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1909. First American edition. Octavo. [viii], 390 pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front and spine lettered in gilt. Top edge trimmed; others untrimmed. Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends slightly pushed; mild rubbing to boards; possible small spot of insect damage to surface of cloth at front board. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; spotting to top edge. Some leaves roughly-opened at fore-edge; bit of damage at upper corner of front free endpaper, from effaced pencil markings; bookseller ticket at rear pastedown. Near fine.

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