The full inscription reads, For? With best wishes and admiration.
Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to ascertain the identity of the individual to whom the book is inscribed to and have been unable to decipher exactly what the actual name is. Initially, after a careful analysis, we believed the name was "Cameron Abbot", but please know that is simply our best guess and there is no general consensus regarding the name.
A First American Book Club Edition, (BCE). Please remember this is NOT a First Edition/First Printing!
There are a few important indicators which establish that this is a BCE, the first being that NO price is listed on the dust jacket. There is, however, a full number line ending with "0" and beginning with the letter "B", which some have concluded denotes a second printing of the first edition. A TRUE first will have a number line ending in "2" and "First Edition" will will be clearly stated.Some have suspected that this may be a second printing but with a BCE dust jacket. Our belief is that this is a First BCE, but we realize that some other individuals believe this may indeed be a second printing with a BCE jacket. If true, a SIGNED second printing of the first edition would substantially raise the value of this copy but we are still convinced that this is NOT a second printing and is simply a BCE.
Most importantly, however, please remember this is NOT a First Edition/First Printing! This rare treasure has some VERY clearly visible age/wear, mainly to the dust jacket, but is still in lovely, Highly Collectible condition! The book appears gently read and has no internal writing, no internal foxing, no remainder marks, no missing or ripped pages and is NOT Ex-Libris.
The binding is tight and the pages are still surprisingly crisp and clean! Some general/shelf/age wear along with bumping/marks/wear to the spine/corners/cloth boards, particularly noticeable along the edges. The original dust jacket is fully intact but has extensive/substantial wear! Some general/shelf/age wear along with chipping, creases, marks, scuffing and numerous rips/tears.
Please note the wear on the spine, at the corners and near/along the edges! We tend to grade the condition of our books rather harshly and took into consideration any and all wear, particularly to the dust jacket, when determining the value of this incredibly RARE book. Our VERY LOW asking price is a reflection of that consideration. Numerous photographs from various angles were taken for your consideration/inspection.
Please closely and carefully view ALL the pictures for further clarification! -First/1st Book Club Edition-VERY RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, April 10, 2019.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "thelittleprince42" and is located in Oak Park, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.