The 13 Clocks.New York, Simon and Schuster, 1950 Stock Code: 98747
NotesFirst edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the front free endpaper: "Merry Christmas to Frances, from Jim and Helen. James Thurber". The recipient may be Thurber's cousin Frances, mentioned in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as "my little cousin Frances... who was three years older than I". Thurber married Helen Wismer in June 1935.
Octavo. Original pink cloth-backed dark grey boards, titles to spine in dark blue, pictorial decoration to front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket.
With numerous colour illustrations by Mark Simont in text.
Light spotting to prelims, light fading to cloth at edges in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine and rear panel top edge, mild creasing to front edges, light wear to extremities. A very good copy.
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