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1 Smith, Betty Tomorrow Will Be Better
New York Harper & Brothers 1948 First Edition, First Printing Cloth SIGNED by the Author
Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket. This is 'a special advance copy' signed by the author "in gratitude to the Booksellers of America for their open-hearted reception of 'A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.'" Bound in full green cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. Octavo. 274pps. There is bumping to the spine, on which the gilt is a bit dulled. Light wear to the tips. Also, the pages are slightly yellowed. The binding is square and tight. No previous ownership markings. Glossy in a mylar sleeve, the dustjacket has modest wear including small chips at the extremities. The jacket is uniformly age-toned, with the original price (3.00) intact on the front flap. Overall, a nice, collectible copy of the scarce, signed, advance issue. The author's second novel, after the abovementioned classic. ".The scene of 'Tomorrow Will Be Better' is the Williamsburg and Bushwick sections of Brooklyn in the middle Twenties. The heroine is shy Margy Shannon, just out of school, looking for her first job and eager for hapiness. Margy's parents had been beaten down by an unrewarding life of poverty, pain, and hard work. But Margy had the secret joy, the unshakable optimism, and the aching ambition of the young, to whom nothing seems impossible.Like Betty Smith's first book, 'Tomorrow Will Be Better' is rich with the flavor of Brooklyn talk and Brooklyn ways, the joys and heartbreak of family life." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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