The Broken Vase
A US first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing wear at the top edge and nicks to the spine corners. The spine has lost some of its lustre. The spine ends are chipped and worn. The back panel is sound, showing trivial soiling and light wear to the top and bottom edges. The spine corners are nicked. The wrapper is protected.
Book : The book is square and tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are unfaded and clean. There is a touch of bruising to the spine ends and front board corners. The text block is clean. The closed page edges are very slightly dusty and dusty. No foxing and no dog-eared pages. The binding is tight. No cracked hinges.
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart