Chekhov, Anton - The Sea Gull
The first US edition was published in 1913. This is the first translation by Stark Young. A US first edition thus.
Wrapper : The period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped - showing the price $2.50. on the inside flap. The front panel is clean, showing insignificant rubbing at the top edge. The red bottom edge is slightly faded and is lightly chipped and scuffed. The spine is sound. The red colouring on the spine has faded. The back panel is solid and bright. It shows trivial wear at the top and bottom edges. Looks sharp.Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are bright. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are inconsequentially bruised. The pages are clean and bright. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dulled with age. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no ownership inscriptions. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons