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GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPS by Hilton James - First Edition - 1934 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. (SKU: 31972)


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by Hilton James

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. First edition, and first printing other than when issued as a supplement to 'The British Weekly'. With four full-page illustrations by "B.P." [Bip Pares] printed in black and with chapter headings decorated in blue. 8vo, publisher's original bright blue cloth, the upper cover and spine gilt lettered, endpapers decorated in blue, and in the original dustjacket. The jacket with the extra printed paper wraparound announcing the book being chosen as the Evening Standard Book of the Month (but not a book-club issue). 128 pp. A very pleasing and attractive copy, the book is quite fine indeed, the blue cloth bright with vivid gilt, the textblock with a bit of the usual foxing in a few places, the edges with some of the usual spotting, the white dustjacket with a bit of mellowing and age evidence but still very attractive and complete, a cellotape repair to the verso, the very scarce and seldom seen Evening Standard announcement wrap-around still in nice condition with a bit of age evidence. FIRST EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER AND AN UNCOMMONLY NICE COPY OF THIS PERENNIAL FAVORITE. GOOD-BYE MR. CHIPS is "a tender and gentle story as warming to the heart and a nourishing to the spirit as any I can remember... It is a public duty and no small pleasure to pass word along from house to house when anyone gives the world something as deeply satisfying as 'GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPS!'" - Alexander Woollcott in The New Yorker. MR. CHIPS is also one of the greatest 'school-days' stories and was made into highly memorable films in 1939 and 1969, the later starring Peter O'Toole.


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Hilton James
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Hodder & Stoughton
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novels 20th century school English literature moderns

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About Buddenbrooks, Inc.

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