Item #69041 Hike and the Aeroplane. Sinclair LEWIS.
Hike and the Aeroplane
Hike and the Aeroplane
Hike and the Aeroplane
Hike and the Aeroplane

Sinclair Lewis' First Book in Legendarily Rare Original Dust Jacket

Hike and the Aeroplane. by Tom Graham. With Illustrations in Two Colors by Arthur Hutchins.

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912.

Full Description:

[LEWIS, Sinclair]. Hike and the Aeroplane. by Tom Graham. With Illustrations in Two Colors by Arthur Hutchins. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912.

First edition, one of only 1,000 copies printed and one of only two copies surviving in dust jacket. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 187 x 128 mm). [xii], 1-275 pp. With color frontispiece and three illustrations inserted.

Original light grey cloth, decoratively stamped in orange and dark blue on front board and spine, dust jacket. Jacket is chipped at spine extremities and corners, with one chip at upper front panel and upper rear panel, a tear to lower front panel. Extremities rubbed, with some light soiling. Cloth spine slightly rubbed at extremities, some light foxing to endleaves, p. 149 somewhat soiled, p. 152's upper corner is dog-eared due to publisher’s improperly cut corner, slight tear to p. 243. Still, a fine copy of this incredible rarity. Housed in full morocco clamshell case.

According to Sinclair Lewis bibliographer Steve Pastore, there are only two copies extant of this book in jacket (he uses this very copy for photography and reference in his bibliography).

Pastore, 1.

HBS 69041.

$20,000.

Price: $20,000.00

Item #69041

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