UP FOR BID IS "FAUST" WRITTEN BY JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE AND WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY HARRY CLARKE. PUB. BY THE ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS COMPANY, NY CIRCA 1930'S. 252 PAGES & 1 PAGE OF PUB.'S SERIES TITLES AT REAR. 8 1/4" X 5 3/4" BLUE THREADED LINEN WITH NAUGAHYDE BEIGE BACKSTRIP. SPINE GILT LETTERING WITH SAME DEVIL'S HEAD WITH RED (IMAGE 19) COMPARTMENTS. COOL RED AND GOLD GILT DEVIL'S HEAD ON FRONT COVER (IMAGE 20)! ALL EDGES STAINED RED. FILLED WITH CLARKE'S MAGNIFICENT BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS. MANY ARE FULL PAGE ALONG WITH NUMEROUS HEAD & TAILPIECES, CHAPTER HEADINGS, ETC. THIS COPY HAS THE VERY SCARCE ORIGINAL COLOR DUST JACKET WITH CLARKE DRAWING. STRIKING BOOK DESIGN OF RED AND BLACK! THIS JACKET IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED! CONDITION OF THE BOOK IS SUPERB! TRULY FINE WITH NO WRITING OR MARKS OF ANY KIND! VERY CLEAN INTERNALLY. WHITE PAGES. THE DUST JACKET IS VERY GOOD. BOTTOM OF SPINE HAS A TWO INCH AREA OF LOSS BY A FOURTH OF AN INCH HIGH (IMAGES 8,17). LIGHT CHIPPING ALONG TOP & BOTTOM EDGES (IMAGES 13,15). BOTTOM REAR COVER EDGE HAS A CLOSED TEAR OF ONE INCH (IMAGE 16). INNER JACKET FRONT FLAP HAS A VERTICAL FOLD LINE FROM CARELESS CLOSING WITHOUT DAMAGE OR LOSS (IMAGE 12). OFFERED AT A LOW STARTING PRICE AND WITHOUT RESERVE! GOOD LUCK BIDDING ON THIS SUPER BOOK!
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