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    Inscribed by Sinclair Lewis

    Sinclair Lewis. Main Street. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920.

    First edition, later printing (broken type on both the page 54 folio and "may" at the bottom of page 387). Presentation copy whimsically inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper: "To Dr. Louis Dick- / stein, this first / edition of the / frivolous mediaeval / romance called / 'Main Street.' / Katonah, N. Y. / July 1, 1925." The inscription continues on a piece of paper tipped-in underneath: "Wouldn't it be easier / to paste below the / inscription. I was / such an idiot as / not to sign this / handsome signature. / Sinclair Lewis." Octavo. 451 pages.

    Publisher's blue cloth with orange and blue titles. Protective glassine dust jacket. Minor shelf wear, including a small chip or burn at the bottom of the front board. Spine somewhat sunned. Corners rubbed. Trivial closed tear to the fore-edge of the front free endpaper. Mild dust-soiling to the textblock edges. Spine a touch over-opened at the rear flyleaf. Internal contents clean. A very good copy.


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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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