New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1915. [Classic Humour] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.; 347; . With four photogravure plates after F.R. Gruger, including a frontispiece. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board, green and gilt scarab devices to upper board. Textblock shaken and toned, hinges split and some tears to the endpapers. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Cloth rubbed and marked. Good. The true first edition of the first Blandings Castle novel, later published in the UK as 'Something Fresh'. Item #51964
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