Strunk, Jr., William. The Elements of Style (First Trade Edition, 1920).

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Strunk, Jr., William. The Elements of Style. Harcourt Brace, New York, 1920. First Trade Edition.

Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+ Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket (as issued). Size: Around 7" or slightly taller - Duodecimo (12mo). 52 pages. Item Type: Book.

First trade printing of what became a standard style book for writers. This was originally prepared by Strunk for use in his classes at Cornell University and, based upon the dates on the copyright page, there were apparently two private printings (1918 and 1919) before this first trade edition.

The text block is tight though toned from age. Six pages have markings in pencil, usually a check mark for a section, but a few instances of examples of sentence construction on two of the pages.

Blue paper over boards bound in blue fabric. The title and author are printed in block within a box and there is an HB CO logo on the front cover. The fabric on the spine is brittle and torn almost all the way up the spine, so that the cover is barely hanging on. No foxing in this copy. The previous owner's name has been erased from the front free end paper and a previous bookseller has penciled a price in at the top of that page.

Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 5 oz. Category: Books for Writers; United States; 1920s; ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1149.
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