The Man Without a Country. Edward Everett HALE.
The Man Without a Country.
The Man Without a Country.

The Man Without a Country.

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1936. Hardcover. Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Small 4to. Full brown blind-embossed calf with gilt spine lettering, paper-covered slipcase. x, 55pp. Top edge gilt. 6 full-page color illustrations. Very good/very good. Item #47596

Sharp copy of this edition of the 1863 short story by the author and clergyman. Interesting add-ons to this copy: Tipped to front flyleaf is a large, sepia-tone head-and-shoulders portrait of Hale (likely a book frontispiece, undated but early 20th century), and tipped to inner flyleaf are signatures of two involved in the 1973 made-for-television film version of this tale, each on fine matching heavy stock 5" X 3" cards. Top to bottom: BEAU BRIDGES (born 1941 -- portrays Frederick Ingham) signs boldly in black fineline and dates it 12 October 1987 at upper right; and DELBERT MANN (1920-2007 -- who directed it) likewise signs boldly in black fineline, dating it 3 June 1971 at upper right. (Bridges and Mann's original transmittal envelopes are laid in.) Wilson's hand-colored plates are bright and pristine, the continents blind-embossed on front board quite striking. Colophon at rear notes limitation of 1500 numbered copies (this #1132) signed boldly in his usual green ink by illustrator Wilson. NEWMAN 79.

Price: $150.00

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