Lot 41 of 558:
Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage 1st Edition w/jacket  

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Estimate:
$15,000 - $25,000

Title:
The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
Author:
Crane, Stephen
Place:
New York
Publisher:
D. Appleton and Co.
Date:
1895
Description:

[2], 233, [1] + [4] ad pp. (8vo) 18.5x12 cm (7¼x4¾"), original tan cloth, stamped in red, black and gilt, top edge stained yellow; publisher's dust jacket printed in black and red; housed in custom red cloth clamshell box with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition, First Issue.

An exceptional copy of Crane's most enduring work, in the extremely scarce dust jacket, which is likely from a second printing. A highspot of American literature dealing with the American Civil War. First issue on laid paper, top edges yellow, type not broken on last line of p. 225, first page of ads titled "Gilbert Parker's Best Books". BAL 4071; Stallman 2.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
The fragile dust jacket, now in mylar, has slight loss at the spine ends, corner chips and splits at the folds, sunning to spine, light soiling, and small edge dampstains on the rear; all corners neatly clipped; red and black imprint with slight wear on spine title; boards with light soiling and very light edgewear; text block edges and endpapers have light soiling, as do a few pages, including title page; uneven signatures with some associated toning on a few page fore-edges; very good volume in like dust jacket.
 
Item number:
300758
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