To Sir, With Love by E.R.Braithwaite. Prentice-Hall, Inc.(1959) 216 pages. First American Edition with no statement of later printing. Hard cover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Has wear and chipping to the edges. A 1" tear on the top of the front panel. The published price, $3.50, is circled in pencil with the penciled date of '7-12-62'. For bibliographic interest, at the bottom of the rear flap is published "1159". My speculation is that this represents the date the book was printed. Dj is now protected in a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Bumping to the top and bottom of the spine. Gift inscriptions in blue ball point ink on the first blank page. Light soiling to the edges of the page block. Otherwise no previous owner markings. No folds, creases or tears to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. CH24c
"The new teacher was a stranger and of a different race, yet he dared to command their respect and won their love...A true, poignant story of the birth of understandingin a classroom of hostile teenagers in the London slums."
"MRS. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: "I think To Sir, With Love has great value in America...We do not realize the Negro's difficulties in Great Britain...""-From blurbs on the dust jacket.
The basis of the Sidney Poitier film of the same name.