Brecht, Bertolt ~ A Penny For The Poor
Hillman-Curl (New York) : 1938
The First American printing published by Hillman-Curl in 1938. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Very light pushing at the spine ends. A hint of fading to the spine tips and cover edges. Mild offsetting to the end papers. The page edges and text block are lightly toned. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It bears the correct price of $2.50 to the upper front flap. Age related edge wear with a little loss at the spine tips and flap fold ends. Some closed tears to the edges with a little associated creasing in places. The colouring to the front panel and spine remain very bright. The wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. A novel, based on the author's famous play, 'A Threepenny Opera'. Translated from the German by Desmond I. Vesey with the chapter-head verses translated by Christopher Isherwood. The first Brecht volume to appear in English. Very scarce with the wrapper in such condition. Collectible.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++