Barren Ground


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Hardcover, brown flexible stiff balloon cloth [“Balloon cloth is a type of strong tightly woven cotton fabric. It was used to make Modern Library bindings in the period 1932 -1937] in original publisher’s non clipped dust-jacket, retaining original price of .95 cents. With a Preface by the author. 517 pages. Stated first Modern Library edition. Dust-jacker style F; binding style 7 [this title, like several other at this time, 2/8″ larger than normal [6 7/8”]. 242 titles listed on verso of dust-jacket, corresponds to Spring of 1936 printing. Book is tight, solid and unmarked, with clean covers and no writing or marking internally. Moderate spine lean from shelving. Dust-jacket shows moderate edge-wear along upper edge and down rear outer hinge, spine panel darkened/faded with title just legible. A difficult Modern Library title to find in the true first edition and very difficult to source with the original dust-jacket. A near very good copy in a good dust-jacket.

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Weight 1.43 lbs
Book Author

Glasgow, Ellen


The Modern Library

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New York


12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾" tall

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