The Secret of Happiness by Billy Graham (1955) hardcover signed first edition book


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Billy Graham - The Secret of Happiness: Jesus' Teaching on Happiness as Expressed in the Beatitudes

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue boards with gold lettering. Blue top-stain. 177pp. Fair condition. Previous owner bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Previous owner stamp (in black ink) to the upper edge of the front endpaper. Many pages have been dog-eared. Underlining, annotations, and other markings (in pen and in pencil throughout the text. Printed out text on important sermons affixed to the bibliography page. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, endpapers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. Some of the rear dust jacket cover has rubbed off onto the rear outer board of the text. The dust jacket is in poor condition. The upper edge of the front inner flap has been cut out. Scuffing to the lower edge of the front dust jacket cover from a (previously removed sticker). Open tears to the upper and lower edges of the dust jacket spine. The rear of the dust jacket is torn at its upper edge. Missing large chunk of the upper edge of rear dust jacket (see photos). Closed tear to the lower edge of the dust jacket. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to all faces of the dust jacket.

Signed in blue ink by Billy Graham on the upper edge of the front endpaper.

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