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    Philip Wylie. Gladiator. New York: 1930. First edition.

    More Information: Philip Wylie. Gladiator. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First edition. Octavo. [6], 332, [4] pages. Publisher's full yellow cloth, spine lettered in black and stamped in red, rear stamped in red with publisher's device; top edge trimmed and stained red, others untrimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine slightly skewed; minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; spine ends a bit pushed and discolored. Normal mild age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge slightly discolored; fore-edges starting to fray a tiny bit. Endpapers toned; faint offsetting opposite title-page from yellow decoration; occasional faint thumbsoiling scattered throughout at margins. Large chips out of top edge of dust jacket, one with detached paper laid in, with resultant creasing, wear, and fraying; smaller chips at remaining spine and flap fold ends; wear along joints and flap folds, with tiny hole at rear flap fold; fairly mild discoloration, rubbing, and spot-soiling to exposed panels; price-clipped. Verso unevenly toned with staining at head of spine panel from old tape repair. Very good book in a good jacket. Housed in custom half yellow morocco book-backed clamshell with marbled paper-covered boards. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder (1987), 2-145; Currey, p. 563. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.

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