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STERN, James.

The Heartless Land.

Published: London: Macmillan and Co., 1932

Stock code: 105127

Price: £275

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First edition, first impression of the author’s first book. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Anthony Hobson, affectionately, Jimmey Stern, 30 June 1968!” This copy has the bookplate of Anthony Hobson (1921-2014), who was the director of Sotheby’s and noted bibliophile. With correspondence between the author and Hobson laid-in to the rear.

Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine green, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, edges foxed; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some shallow chips to extremities.

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