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    W. Olaf Stapledon. Last Men in London. London: 1932. First edition.

    More Information: W. Olaf Stapledon. Last Men in London. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1932. First edition. Octavo. [viii], 312, 8 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt; top edge trimmed, fore-edge roughly trimmed, bottom untrimmed; original first edition dust jacket printed in black on orange paper, with cheap edition jacket printed in purple on sea-green paper. Slight skew to spine; spine ends gently pushed with just a touch of wear; corners slightly tapped and worn. Normal age tanning to edges and interior of text block; a bit of light foxing to edges; endpapers discolored; residue from removed label at front pastedown; some faint foxing, particularly to first few leaves, though scattered at margins throughout; some extreme fore-edges of pages a bit chewed from trimming process. First edition jacket sunned at spine panel with chipping at top and bottom end, as well as flap fold ends; wear along joints and flap folds; some lighter wear and rumpling at edges; rubbing to exposed panels. Later jacket sunned at spine panel with a short closed tear from fraying at head and some very light wear at foot; creasing to joint and flap folds; small area of paper surface torn up at front panel; flap fold ends a bit rumpled from being bumped. Light, uneven browning at verso, with tape repair at head of spine panel. Near fine. Currey, p. 467. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.

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