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STERN, James.

The Man Who Was Loved.

Published: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1951

Stock code: 105661

Price: £125

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First edition, first printing of this collection of short stories, the first of Stern’s books to published in the US. This copy has the bookplate of Anthony Hobson (1921-2014), who was the director of Sotheby’s and noted bibliophile.

Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to spine and front board black. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly faded, faint toning to boards, tips bumped, faint foxing to edges. A very good copy in the jacket with some shallow chips and creases to extremities.

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