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The Yellow Y
Robert F. Schulkers, Cincinnati OH 1926 - Blue cloth, white lettering on spine, white sketch of Seckatary Hawkins on cover within blind-stamped border, frontis. ill., viii, 311pp. Yellow dust jacket, black lettering & sketches on front panel, promo copy on back, ninth in list of titles above price on back flap. This is one of the signed Seckatary Hawkins Club Contest "prize copies" offered by The Pittsburgh Press to members of the Seckatary Hawkins Club, complete with the original contest promo leaflet affixed to the front pastedown, with the Scripps-Howard lighthouse logo, with heading: "To The One Who Wins This Book" and Seckatary Hawkins facsimile signature near sketch of himself at bottom. The Genuine SIGNATURE & Inscription "Yours, Fair and Square," is on the facing front free endpaper. Affixed to the front free endpaper below the inscription and signature is a bookplate From the Library of L--- P------ with illustration of Chas. Lindberg's airplane, "The Spirit of St. Louis." As Lindberg's historic flight from New York to Paris was achieved on May 20, 1927, presumeably the bookplate was affixed shortly after this book was awarded as a prize in the contest. Bright blue cloth, some scattered chipping on white lettering on spine, spine ends lightly bumped, corners tips on the rather thin boards are sharp and not really bumped but slightly turned inward, edges moderately faded with a small light stain on bottom edges, text bright, crisp & clean throughout. Dust jacket spine faded with about 5/16" loss to chipping at top, thumb-sized open tear at bottom with "----lkers" of publisher's name remaining, front & back panels lightly agetoned & soiled with a bit of light chipping along top edge, small chip at back bottom edge, both flaps are complete and bright, protected in a new Gaylord archival clear plastic cover (removable). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Gene's Books, member IOBA]
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