The Face of a Nation: Poetical Passages From the Writings of Thomas Wolfe
Wolfe, Thomas , Edward Shenton(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Date Published: 1939
Book Id: 31964
321pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Black cloth covered boards gilt and green ink stamped title information on the spine and front cover. Very good. The extremities are bumped and lightly rubbed. The spine is very slightly rolled back. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, and there is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The endsheets are darkened, more so along the hinges. Browned pages. There are a couple of spots made from a concrete-like substance in the top margin of p. 148. The book is sturdy. With a very good dust jacket. Age-toned, and lightly rubbed, soiled and creased. The edges have multiple large chips, particularly from the paper at the ends of the spine. There are also 4 or 5 small closed tears in the edges. The longest closed tear is 3/4 of an inch long.
At the time of his death, just shy of his 38th birthday, Thomas Wolfe was considered to be the greatest talent North Carolina had given to American literature.