Lot 303 of 519:
Inscribed with caricature sketch by Sinclair Lewis  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott

Author:
Lewis, Sinclair

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Harcourt, Brace and Howe

Date:
1920 [but 1921]

Description:

Blue cloth stamped and lettered in orange, dust jacket; modern clamshell box.

Presentation copy inscribed and signed with sketches by the author on the front free endpaper, "To [caricature sketch with glasses and a mustache] from [caricature sketch of Lewis in profile] Sinclair Lewis." A charming presentation, though we have not been able to identify the recipient. The first edition, first printing was in October 1920; this fourteenth printing is from February 1921.


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Condition:
Jacket with restoration and repairs, most notably to spine, joints and folds, reinforcement on verso; volume spine rebacked with the original spine strip laid down, faded a bit, some other wear; good to very good, with rare presentation.


 
Item number:
286118
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