All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Putnam, circa 1948) with dustwrapper

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All Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapper

 

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque
London: Putnam, reprinted twenty-three times completing 389,000 copies

Circa 1948* printing of the hugely successful Great War novel. The dustwrapper on this copy with artwork by an unidentified artist; this differs to the plain green dustwrapper design of the earlier printings and the battlefield and soldier artwork of the ‘Cheap’ edition.

All Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapperAll Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapper

Hardback – green cloth with gilt title to spine, in dustwrapper. 320pp. Size: 7.5 x 5 inches approx. (190mm x 127mm).

Dustwrapper rubbed and worn; small loss to spine ends and corner tips; somewhat grubby and dusty; foxed/spotted, mainly visible to rear panel and verso. Light shelf wear to boards and spine; cloth clean but gilt dulled to spine. Endpapers tanned and foxed; some foxing to first few pages but otherwise generally clean throughout; spotting and dustiness to edges of page-block with some encroachment on to page margins.

Nonetheless, remaining a reasonably nice copy – and uncommon to find with this dustwrapper design.

£40.00

*Dated from the list of author’s previous works; ‘Arch of Triumph’ first English translation being published in 1945; the dustwrapper blurb to rear flap – “The author’s thoughts have now an interest and signifance for those who have endured a second world war”; and a bookseller’s pencilled code to rear paste-down – 7223/6/48 – where 1948 might be inferred?

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All Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapperAll Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapperAll Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapperAll Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapper

All Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapperAll Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque | Putnam, circa 1948 | with dustwrapper