Kornbluth, C M - Takeoff
A US first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy is bright, clean and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price $2.75 on the inside flap. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing a touch of trivial wear to the top edge and upper corners. The spine is clean. It shows slight rubbing and scuffing at either end. The back panel is sound, showing gentle wear at the top edge and slight soiling along the leading edge. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book: The book is square and very tight. The boards are very clean. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are very clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are very slightly toned. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper. .
Book Condition: Very Good ++ / Near Fine Wrapper: Very Good ++
Publisher: Doubleday 1952
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