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Time of Man by Elizabeth Madox Roberts. First Modern Library Edition

Time of Man by Elizabeth Madox Roberts. The Modern Library. (1935) "First Modern Library Edition" stated. with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: "268 Titles" stated on dust jacket. 95 cent price on dj. Illustration on front of dust jacket by somebody named 'Newman'. "DISCONTINUED TITLE" rubber stamped on the front panel (from the publisher?). Significant edge wear. Dj has a 1" tear on the back panel and a greater than 1" tear on the front panel. Number 24 in pencil on the front panel. Now protected in mylar dust jacket cover. BOOK: Gilt decoration and lettering on front cover and spine seems somewhat faded. Light cover edge wear. A star rubber is stamped inside back cover. Otherwise pages are clean with no previous owner markings that I find, and without tears, folds or creases. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. More photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. CF21b

"...its vividness and lyrical flow give to this chronicleof the American soila distinction shared by few novels of our time. The story of Ellen Chase is an American idyl that captures the grim and exalted meaning of the pioneer's struggle with the land. It is a book that has earned its own and its author's eminence." - from the blurb on the dust jacket.

"The Modern Library is an American publishing company. Founded in 1917 by Albert Boni and Horace Liveright as an imprint of their publishing company Boni & Liveright, it was purchased in 1925 by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. Random House began in 1927 as a subsidiary of the Modern Library but eventually overtook its parent to become the parent company of what then only became an imprint of Random House." - Wikipedia

Modern Library, while all reprints, has been collected because of the quality of translations chosen, the quality of binding and printing, and the compactess of the books. - My own opinion.