[Smith, Jessie Willcox] At the Back of the North Wind
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1919.
First edition. First issue book and wrapper, satisfying all of the points in Nudelman A53. In original white printed glossy dust wrapper with central color illustration offset in light brown background, lettering in black on cover and spine, no other writing on the wrapper (as called for). Beige cloth with bold gilt panel border on front cover surrounding color insert, blue embossed borders. Spine with vignette and lettering all blocked in gilt. Top edges gilt. Eight full-page color plates, color title-page, color insert on cover, blue pictorial illustrated endpapers all by Jessie Willcox Smith. Book is pristine, very fine with no signs of wear. The gilt on the cover and spine are as new. The wrapper is very good or better, completely in tact with only a few random small chips, esp. to corners and base of spine. A very scarce wrapper for an early Smith book.
Price: $675.00 Item #1163