THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, by Stephen Crane - 1896 - Civil War [Early printing]. The Red Badge of Courage.An Episode of the American Civil War. Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition. Tan buckram covers have red and black inked titles with gilt decoration. Boards show some wear, smudges, edgewear. Spine has red and black text dimmed and is darkened, with crushed, frayed ends. Pastedowns and feps of brown paper have some a few marks, a small chip. Ex libris book features an owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits a few smudges, some marginal staining as at page 225. Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. Text block edges have untrimmed fore and foot edges, yellow along head.
4.75 x 7.25 inches. Very like the first issue, with the same style tan buckram covers and two color title.Broken type on page 225, advertisements for other titles from the publisher at the rear. PROVENANCE: Bookplate on front pastedown reads "Herbert Wadsworth Ashantee Avon New York".
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