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The Butterfly Man

by George Barr McCutcheon

Harrison Fisher Dust Jacket
with Complimentary Matching Bookmark

four color illustrations by Harrison Fisher inside

A. L. Burt Early Reprint, 1910

THE VOLUME: The Reprint Cover is a little nicer than the first edition (in my humble opinion.) It highlights one of the interior illustrations, and surrounds it with lovely borders as you see pictured. The first edition has a nice butterfly motif, but is much, much plainer, with no illustration.

There are four color illustrations by Harrison Fisher inside the reprint. The First Edition has those same four.

THIS DUSTJACKET: A NEW FACSIMILE copy of the very scarce jacket with Harrison Fisher artwork, which sold with the reprint edition. Their front panel of the reprint and the first edition are virtually identical in this case. The first edition's spine is much plainer I think—without the gold scrolling decorations. This facsimile dust jacket is 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. It comes with a matching bookmark—the theatre illustration as pictured.

THE STORY: I have actually read this story. It tells the tale of a social butterfly who is a man—and the women who found him irresistibly charming. Truly, the main character is not worthy a moment of their concern. I didn't like him a jot. I'm sure I wasn't meant to. However, the illustrations, the cover, and the dust jacket are among Harrison Fisher's most lovely I think.

A Note About Reprint Dust Jackets and 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 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 interior illustration. (In these cases I have almost invariably chosen to mate the first edition book with the more beautiful reprint dust jacket.) Dust Jackets can be made to fit any sized edition.

Each Dust Jacket costs $12.00 and comes with a complimentary matching bookmark and protective cover. (Price is reduced to $10.00 when three or more djs are ordered.) Details and How to Order

If you'd like assistance in obtaining a copy of this book with a facsimile dust jacket, please feel free to contact me.

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Harrison Fisher Frontispiece

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