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THE BLACK STALLION (1st Printing Inscribed - Farley, Walter - 1941. 
New York: Random House, 1941. Farley, Walter. THE BLACK STALLION. New York: Random House, 1941. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (so stated). A Very Good copy (trace of finger-soiling, spine slightly darkened, and two corner tips restored) in a Very Good or better original priced first printing dust jacket with all correct first printing points. The dust jacket is Very Good or better, still bright with only minor wear to the extremities. This is a PRESENTATION COPY given by the young author to an erstwhile girlfriend, one of only two presentation copies known to us (the other still residing with the author's heirs). "To Delores -/ My very extra-special/ girlfriend. / Love, / Walter/ Sept. 3rd 1940]/ P.S. Let your sister Sue, and/your mother and your dad/take a "peek" at the Black, too, / won't you?" This is a chance to acquire THE copy of the enduring and endearing book which gave birth to what the New York Times called "the most famous fictional horse of the [20th] century."Housed in a new custom matching black-and-red slipcase.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Keith Ward.
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