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DescriptionG. K. Chesterton. Pair of The Poet and the Lunatics Binding Variants. New York: 1929. First American edition and special edition.
G. K. Chesterton. The Poet and the Lunatics. Episodes in the Life of Gabriel Gale. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. Special edition "printed for the members of The Catholic Book Club." Octavo. , 296,  pages. Publisher's full pink cloth; front and spine lettered in black; front with gilt panel bordered in black. Original illustrated dust jacket on lilac paper. Top edge trimmed; others untrimmed. Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends slightly pushed; top edge a bit soiled; soft bumping to a corner or two; some rubbing and light soiling to boards. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge darkened and foxed; bottom edge speckled with foxing. Previous owner bookplate tipped to front pastedown; photo clipping and caption affixed to front free endpaper; mild marginal foxing scattered throughout. Minor discoloration and light wear to joints and flap folds of jacket; a tiny amount of very light edge wear; flaps clipped. Near fine book in a very nearly fine jacket.
[Together with:] The Poet and the Lunatics. Episodes in the Life of Gabriel Gale. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. First American edition. Octavo. , 269,  pages. Publisher's full lilac cloth; front and spine lettered in black; front with gilt panel bordered in black. Original illustrated dust jacket on lilac paper. Top and bottom edge trimmed; top edge stained lilac; fore-edge untrimmed. Mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine toned and now brown; small gouge to spine with some other abrasions to rear board; cloth splitting at one corner; moderate amount of toning, soiling to boards. Penciling to front free endpaper; rear hinges split but still sound. Jacket sunned at spine panel and flap folds; light wear at edges and folds, resulting in a tiny amount of paper loss at spine and flap fold ends; flaps clipped. Verso unevenly toned. Near fine.
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