Sinclair Lewis. Elmer Gantry. New York: [1927]. First edition, presentation copy, with a signed note by Lewis on a bookplate.

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    Sinclair Lewis. Elmer Gantry. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1927]. First edition. Presentation copy with specially signed bookplate by Lewis affixed to front pastedown, with the following statement above his signature: "I am sorry that I am going abroad before there are completed copies of "Elmer Gantry" to inscribe, and I am asking my publishers to send you this copy with my warmest greetings." First printing of book and jacket (on the cloth spine, the "G" of Gantry looks more like a "C") and the price on the front flap ("$2.50") is in the center over the publisher's name and address. Octavo. [viii], 432 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth front board and spine stamped in orange, dust jacket. Jacket spine toned and edgeworn, some edgewear and some light chipping and a few short tears to jacket panels, some thumbsoiling to jacket, mild rubbing to binding, front endleaves a bit toned and offset, some minor soiling in text near the end. Binding is unusually bright. Generally, a near fine presentation copy.

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