Youth and the Bright Medusa: A Volume of Stories by Willa Cather (1961) hardcover book


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Willa Cather - Youth and the Bright Medusa: A Volume of Stories

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961 (first published in 1920). Reprint. Hardcover. Ex-library copy with usual markings. 8vo. Green boards with black lettering (some damage to boards from previously removed tape). 279pp. Some tearing to the front inner hinge of the front pastedown. Several of the pages of the text (towards the front and rear) have been sheared short (my guess is to conceal some ex-library markings). Staining to the verticle edge of the text-block. Fair condition. Minor separation of the text-block from the spine. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, endpapers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. The dust jacket is not price clipped (shows the original price of $3.95) and is in fair condition. Pencil annotation to the upper edge of the front inner dust jacket flap. Light sun-fading to the spine. Edge-wear to the perimeter of the dust jacket. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to all faces of the dust jacket. Some chipping to the upper/lower dust jacket spine. Some wear and chipping to corners and hinges. Some toning to the lower spine of the dust jacket from a (previously removed) library sticker.

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