Titolo: YAMA (THE PIT) A NOVEL IN THREE PARTS. ...
Casa editrice: PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, NY, NY
Data di pubblicazione: 1922
Legatura: HARD COVER
Condizione libro: VERY GOOD CONDITION
Condizione sovraccoperta: NO DUST JACKET
Edizione: FIRST AMERICAN LIMITED EDITION.
Tipologia articolo: PROSTITUTION - FICTION
XIII + 17 - 406 PAGES. PRINTED FROM TYPE ON BERKELEY ANTIQUE LAID PAPER, AND ATTRACTIVELY BOUND IN ITALIAN FABRIANO BOARDS. QUARTER BOUND LINEN CLOTH BACK WITH BLUE PAPER COVERED BOARDS. PAPER LABEL TITLE ON THE SPINE. THIS IS THE TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION LIMITED TO 1225 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 989. ROUGH CUT LEADING EDGES. SMALL NICK OF THE CLOTH AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE AND BUMPING WITH CLOTH WEAR OF THE FRONT LOWER CORNER.PREVIOUS OWNER'S ARCHIVAL BOOKPLATE ON THE INNER FRONT COVER. THE BOOK IS TIGHT AND CLEAN AND WOULD BE CONSIDERED IN FINE CONDITION FOR A 90 YEAR OLD BOOK WITHOUT THE SMALL DEFECTS THE COPYRIGHT IS 1922 BY A. KOREN. INSERTED IS A SMALL FOUR PAGE FOLDED ORDER BOOKLET DATED IN 1927 FROM THE BOOKSELLER HARRY F. MARKS, INC. IN NEW YORK CITY. THE BOOKS PRICE WAS $10.00. THE BOOKLET STATES "KUPRIN SHOWS THE PROSTITUTE'S LIFE IN ALL ITS MONSTROUS SIMPLICITY AND EVERY DAY ACTIVITY. IT IS A BOOK OF UTTER SIMPLICITY, FREE FROM ALL CANT ABOUT THE TRAFFIC IN WOMEN'S FLESH, ABOUT PROSTITUTION BEING THE CORRODING FESTER OF LARGE CITIES, AND SO ON. WHAT HE SHOWS ARE THE EVERY-DAY, ACCUSTOMED TRIFLES, THESE BUSINESS-LIKE, DAILY COMMERCIAL RECKONINGS, THIS THOUSAND-YEAR OLD SCIENCE OF AMATORY PRACTICE, THIS PROSAIC USAGE, DETERMINED BY THE AGES. IN KUPRIN'S OWN WORDS, "THERE REMAINS A DRY PROFESSION, A CONTRACT, AN AGREEMENT, A WELL NIGH HONEST SMALL TRADE, NO BETTER, NO WORSE, SAY, THAN THE TRADE IN GROCERIES. THE HORROR IS IN JUST THIS, THAT THERE IS NO HORROR." THIS LAST SENTENCE WAS A FAVORITE OF NELSON ALGREN. THE THREE PARTS OF THIS BOOK APPEARED IN RUSSIAN IN 1909, 1914 AND 1915. A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY OF THIS CLASSIC NOVEL. Size: 6 3/8" X 9 7/16". Codice inventario libreria 002610
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