Very Scarce Title With The Wrapper
Smart, Elizabeth ~ By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept
Editions Poetry London : 1945
The First UK printing published by Editions Poetry London in 1945. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. The binding remains tight. The upper board edges are a little toned and spotted. The boards are only very lightly mottled in places. The gilt titling remains bright. Some light spotting to the text block and prelims. Free from erasures and inscriptions. The very scarce fragile paper WRAPPER is in Very Good+ condition. Some mild edge-wear with a little loss and creasing at the spine ends, rubbing to the spine folds and with some splitting along the folds. Small area of loss at the upper front edge. Some old small tape repairs to the verso to the spine ends. The spine lettering is a little rubbed in places. The George Wilde designed wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. A cheap wartime production, the book and wrapper are notoriously fragile. This is by far, the best example we have handled to date. The book is housed within a custom chemise with gilt titling and matching slipcase. The Canadian author's iconic novel detailed her romance with the poet George Baker. Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good+
JACKET: Very Good+