The Rise of American Film: A Critical History by Lewis Jacobs (1947) hardcover book


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Lewis Jacobs - The Rise of American Film: A Critical History

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947 (originally published in 1939). Hardcover. 8vo. Black boards with gold decoration and lettering at the spine. Illustrated. 585pp., including the index. Poor condition. Binding is somewhat rolled with minor separation of the text-block from the spine. Previous owner's inscription(in pen) on the front, inner board. Newspaper article pasted onto the front, inner board below the owner's inscription (see photos). Many of the pages have been toned from (previously removed) laid-in newspaper clippings. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and areas of discoloration to the inner boards, endpapers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. The dust jacket has been price clipped and is in poor condition. Chipping, rubbing, foxing, open/closed tears, smudging, scratching, areas of discoloration and creasing to all faces of the dust jacket (see photos). Crumpling, scratching, and open tears to the spine (see photos).

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