The Lenient Beast
Place Published: New York
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc
Date Published: 1956
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 42058
191pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Light blue cloth effect paper over boards with black ink stamping on the the spine and front cover. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are rubbed and gently bumped. There is a stain on the bottom edge of the rear cover that measures 2 inches wide by 1 and 1/4 inches tall. Minor spine slant. There are three thin pencil marks on the top edge of the text block. The price-clipped dust jacket is in good condition. Rubbed and slightly age-toned and creased. There are numerous losses from the edges. The largest loss is from the top edge of the rear panel, and measures 2 inches wide by 1 inch deep. There are also a couple of 1 inch long closed tears in the edges. There are two light moisture stains on the verso of the jacket. In Hubin.
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