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The Good Earth
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl

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New York: Day, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st edition, 1st printing with John Day's imprint on the copyright page, and "flees" on page 100, better yet, it's the 1st issue binding in pictorial wrappers (for advance distribution), and of the 50,000 copies of the 1st printing, only 1,000 or so (2%) were in wrappers, so it's 50 times rarer than the hardbound state for about 50% more money, demonstrating again that the bargains are still at the top of the market. And there's more. It's signed by Buck, in ink, on the half title. And it's a complete copy with the publisher's tipped in, fold out flyer announcing Book Club selection. And best of all, it's in fine condition (copies of this book are not seen in strictly fine condition), fresh, clean, and solid, and quite a fragile item, and a rare one when it's in the wrappers binding in such condition. From at least some perspective, the best copy in the world. Pearl Buck was born in West Virginia in 1892 but her missionary parents took her to… Read More
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The Good Earth.

The Good Earth.

by Buck, Pearl S

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New York: John Day, 1931. First edition, first issue with "flees" for "fleas" on page 100, line 17 of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original brown cloth, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by Pearl Buck on the half-title page. Buck also underlined the error "flees" on page 100, and marked it with an arrow on the left margin. It is interesting to note that Buck knew the first issue points and makes note of it. Near fine in the original dust jacket with some tape repairs to the verso. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by the Harcourt Bindery. Signed and inscribed examples of the first edition in the original dust jacket are rare. Though nearly eighty years have passed since this novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she… Read More
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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New York: The John Day Publishing Company, 1931. First edition. First edition, first printing, first issue with "The John Day Publishing Company, Inc." on copyright page. Error "flees" that was present in the first three printings on p. 100, line 17. [vi], 375, [1] pp. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering, green topstain and green illustrated endpapers. Fine (clearly benefiting from the jacket's protection throughout the decades), in a Near Fine completely unsophisticated example of the sought-after dust jacket. Jacket lightly worn along extremities with slight toning to spine panel, small black stain to rear panel, two tape ghosts to verso of flaps, small tape mend to verso of head. The jacket is scarce in such lovely condition with no work done to it. Housed in a custom crimson cloth slipcase. The first appearance of the bestselling historical novel. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1932.
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THE GOOD EARTH (ADVANCE REVIEW) + TLS + CARD(mentioned)
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THE GOOD EARTH (ADVANCE REVIEW) + TLS + CARD(mentioned): Also includes the other 3 books of the House Saga

by PEARL S. BUCK

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Used - Near Fine OR BETTER
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1st Review Copy(1 of 125 Copies)
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Hardcover
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1ST EDITION, 1ST STATE(John Day Publishing Company) and all 1st issue points. Top stain, flees, John Day last page, if there are any others I bet it is in here. The glassine Dustjacket came with it(Wraps as stated by Ahearn & Blanck). Unmarked, unread, clean, square. Check the photos. The rear spine cloth may seem slightly loose(appearance), that is it that I can see but listed as Near Fine?ADDED to this collection is the remaining books of the Trilogy(the Sons and A House Divided both are Great Copies themselves-search my books for the photos of them also) and the 4th book of the Saga(The Mother). I have been collecting Mrs Buck's books for over 40 years and they are hard to keep in stock.The TLS came from a 5th grade school teacher back in the 90's just waiting for the right book to come along. I sold off 4 of the cards but I did keep 1 mentioned in the letter.I know there are several listed for big bucks but do they mention what state of First Edition? NO! I show in photos and have a few more if… Read More
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The Good Earth.

The Good Earth.

by Buck, Pearl S

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New York: The John Day Company, 1931. First edition, first issue with "flees" for "fleas" on page 100, line 17 of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original brown cloth, illustrated endpapers. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some professional restoration. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by the Harcourt Bindery. Rare in the original dust jacket. Though ninety years have passed since this novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who want to fully… Read More
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The Good Earth.

by Buck, Pearl S

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London: Methuen & Co., 1931. Over eighty years have passed since The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who want to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.
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The Good Earth with Typed Letter Signed (TLS)
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The Good Earth with Typed Letter Signed (TLS)

by Pearl S. Buck

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1st Edition
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Clarence, New York, United States
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New York: The John Day Company, 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. With a typed letter signed (TLS) by the author, dated September 25, 1952. It reads: "Dear Mr. Kauti: I have your letter of September the 22nd and I had already mailed back to you the two copies of THE GOOD EARTH. Now I have inscribed also the third copy and have returned it to you today. Yours Sincerely, Pearl S. Buck". Published by The John Day Company, New York, 1931. Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Novel (Fiction). First edition, first printing, first issue; With edition points: "The copyright page states "COPYRIGHT, 1931, BY PEARL S. BUCK" and there is no mention of subsequent printings. The bottom of the copyright page says "FOR THE JOHN DAY PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC." which was later changed to "FOR THE JOHN DAY COMPANY" late into the first printing, and is found on all subsequent printings. So although the "JOHN DAY PUBLISHING COMPANY" error is the first state,the second state… Read More
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The Good Earth.

The Good Earth.

by Buck, Pearl S

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New York: The John Day Company, 1931. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and masterpiece. First issue with "flees" for "fleas" on page 100, line 17. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt inner dentelles stamp-signed by the Harcourt Bindery, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on a page bound in, "To Kermit and Helen Fischer with deep appreciation, Pearl S. Buck Christmas 1958." In fine condition. Over eighty years have passed since The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of… Read More
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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First British Edition
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London: Methuen & Co. LTD, 1931. First British Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First British edition, first printing of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Bound in publisher's original cloth. Near Fine with light fading to spine, a small ding to top and bottom edge of upper board. In a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear.
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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London: Methuen, 1931. A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1931. A near fine book without inscriptions with some light spotting to the page edge. In a near fine wrapper which has a small hole to the rear fold. Some light wear to the edges. The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize for the author. It has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who want to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century. Rare.
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The Good Earth.

The Good Earth.

by Buck, Pearl S

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New York: The John Day Company, 1931. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and masterpiece. First issue with "flees" for "fleas" on page 100, line 17. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt inner dentelles stamp-signed by the Harcourt Bindery, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. Over eighty years have passed since The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his… Read More
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The Good Earth

by Pearl S. Buck

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1st Edition
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New York: John Day, 1931. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. John Day Company, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. The copyright page states "COPYRIGHT, 1931, BY PEARL S. BUCK" and there is no mention of subsequent printings. The bottom of the copyright page says "FOR THE JOHN DAY COMPANY". First issue with "flees" for fleas on page 100. The dj is a later, although early, vintage one with $4.96 as the price, which has been married to the true first printing book. The bottom of the spine of the dust jacket has the publisher's name, John Day, some tape repairs and tear outs at the folds. There is also some slight chipping to the edges with a label removed at the spine foot. The book is in very good with a previous owner's signature and date on the front end paper. The tan colored cloth boards are very well preserved and the gilt lettering and design on the spine remain intact and front… Read More
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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1st Edition
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New York: John Day. Original brown cloth. First Edition, First Issue with "flees" for "fleas" on p. 100. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1932. Basis for the 1937 Sidney Franklin film starring Paul Muni and Luise Rainer. Lacking the Dust Jacket, Very Good Plus. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1931.
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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New York: John Day, 1931 First Edition, elusive first issue with "flees" for "fleas" in line 17 page 100. Also, "John Day Publishing Co." on copyright page and with top edges stained brown. Brown cloth. The book is tight and clean . Foredges are uncut. Small owner's name in pen on half-title page. Green pictorial endpages in nice condition. Top pages edges stained brown - clean. Clean looking cloth binding with bright gilt on front board - faded a little on spine. Spine has some fading and a few subtle spots - a very small wear spot is at the lower left. Edges not worn. Very good or better. no jacket. A Pulitzer prize winner..
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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First Edition First Printing
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New York, New York: John Day Company, 1931. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Author's second novel, winner of the Pulitzer prize for fiction in 1932 & the first in what would evolve into a trilogy known as "The House of Earth." From 1931, this is a true FIRST EDITION, First State, with correct full publisher's name, "flees" vs "fleas," in publisher's tan cloth with gilt design & lettering to front & spine, green pictorial endpapers (with former owner's bookplate affixed inside front cover). In 375 pages + publisher's emblem on final page. The topstain appears to have been brown, not green, but is largely worn away; lots of foxing to these top edges, though, to both the extremities of the boards & the page edges; other outside page edges also show foxing. Condition is soundly VG: clean & bright, binding straight & strong, hinges secure, pages creamy white with modest tanning to all edges,… Read More
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The Good Earth

The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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Used - Good with no dust jacket
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1st Edition. Second Printing
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Hardcover
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New York: The John Day Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1931. 1st Edition. Second Printing. Hard Cover. First edition, second issue ('Flees' rather than 'fleas' on page 100; "For the John Day Company, Inc." on copyright page; top edge stained brown). Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering and medalion on spine and cover, t.e.g. (brown), fore-edge deckle, green printed endpapers. . Front hinge starting, spine and cover faded, pages 82 and 83 have shadow where a newspaper clipping had been placed, covers mildly worn, small closed tear at exterior rear hinge, otherwise unmarked, square, and clean. GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 375 pp .
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THE GOOD EARTH Franklin Library

THE GOOD EARTH Franklin Library

by Pearl S. Buck

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Used
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First Edition; First Printing
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Hardcover
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Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1980. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in boards. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Decorated endsheets. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. Small stain on bottom text block edge. .
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THE GOOD EARTH [Collector's Custom Clamshell case only - Not a book]

THE GOOD EARTH [Collector's Custom Clamshell case only - Not a book]

by Buck, Pearl S.

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Used
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1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case
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New York: The John Day Company, 1931. 1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case. No Binding. 1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case. No Binding. First Edition Clamshell Case. THE GOOD EARTH 1931.[Not A Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is Gilt-stamped at the spine. This handsome case is finished in brown Nuba® with a 'sculpted design of the iconic plow and earth extending to the spine. [after the book's distinct illustrated wrapper] Velour finished interior with gold sides. Every TBCL case can be finished in a selection of fine leathers & cloths or Nuba® or a combination of both. Nuba® is a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck leather. This clamshell is perfectly sized to accommodate your first edition. A Handsome Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. Generally over 100 in-stock titles. Custom Craft available upon request. Book definitely NOT included. Please confirm the actual size of your first edition as… Read More
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The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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New York: John Day Company, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First state with "flees" on page 100. Good, lacking the jacket. Brown cloth, frayed at the corners, lightly stained throughout, with dulled gilt lettering on the spine. Square, bound with some reading wear, green pictorial endpapers, former owner's note opposite the title page, clean otherwise. The first novel in Buck's House of Earth trilogy, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
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THE GOOD EARTH (1ST ED/1ST STATE)
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THE GOOD EARTH (1ST ED/1ST STATE)

by PEARL S. BUCK

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Used - Very Good
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1ST PRINTING
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Hardcover
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BROWN CLOTH WITH GOLD LETTERING. Click for Photos...The covers are sun faded but not to bad, the darker shadows on the front and back covers shows the extent. There is an inscription by previous owner, not author. That is it as far as defects as the photos show. The end papers are totally intact, the book is tight, clean, and square, 1st state with the brown/tan top stain in place and has The John Day Publishing Company on the copyright page. And of course the "flees" error.Bonus is a copy you can read without messing this one up.
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