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Beverly of Graustark
by
George Barr McCutcheon

Dust Jacket art by HARRISON FISHER,
with complimentary matching bookmark

Five interior color illustrations by Harrison Fisher

DODD, MEAD, 1905

THE VOLUME: The book is in GOOD+ to VERY GOOD condition. The dark teal blue boards have darkened with age and are faintly soiled. The edges of the textblock have darkened as well. Minimal edge wear in most places with more pronounced wear to spine corners. Board corners are lightly bumped and worn The paste down picture has a few small scrapes, which can be seen in the photo. Most of the white lettering on the spine is rubbed, but intact. (White is worn away on edges of publisher's name. See photo.)

All five color illustrations by Harrison Fisher are present and in good condition, but please note the subtle circle around the caption “Beverly” on the frontispiece, as can be seen in photo. There's a penciled ownership inscription on the reverse side of the frontispiece.

The book is very tightly bound and square with wholly intact hinges. The first end paper and page 63 show evidence of corner wrinkle/creasing, and being smoothed out afterward. A few small brown spots between pages 1-7 and on page 126. Other pages appear predominantly clean. The textblock shows faint evidence of being very lightly bumped.

THE DUSTJACKET: A NEW FACSIMILE copy of the Harrison Fisher jacket, which sold with the Grosset and Dunlap reprint of this story, made from a scan of an original in very good condition, printed on one sheet of acid-free paper by an archival inkjet printer (80 yr. inks), and preserved in archival plastic.

THE STORY: “Again the reader is taken to that natural home of romance and adventure—Graustark, there to meet the Princess Yetive, now Mrs. Grenfall Lorry, and her friend Beverly, a bewitching American girl whom the Princess has lured to her stirring little principality. A romantic love story is soon in full swing and the incidents move with adventure and daring. A book in the true McCutcheon style—full of crisp, delightful dialogue. A worthy sequel to GRAUSTARK.”

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A Little About Reprint Dust Jackets
As Compared to First Editions:

Very often, with a book of this age, the front illustrations on the dust jackets of the first edition publishers and the reprint publishers were identical. But I have also found many examples where, surprisingly, the first edition of a turn-of-the-century dust jacket was very plain—sometimes only plain brown paper—and it was the reprint dust jacket, which bore the lovely illustration—often one of the interior illustrations from the first edition. In this case I have almost invariably chosen to mate the first edition book with the more beautiful reprint dust jacket.

In the case of Beverly I believe the front panel of the jackets were exactly the same.

Harrison Fisher Beverly of Graustark Dust Jacket Book
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Harrison Fisher Dust Jacket Beverly of Graustark
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Harrison Fisher Dust Jacket Frontispiece Beverly of Graustark
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Fisher, Harrison illustration #1McCutcheon Graustark
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Fisher Illustration #2 McCutcheon Beverly Graustark
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Harrison Fisher Illustration #3 Graustark
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Fisher, Harrison Illustration #4 Graustark
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