Pearl of a Present

The PearlToday in our Lost in a Good Book series, we present a pearl, or rather, The Pearl by John Steinbeck (1947), with a charming little gift tag.

The front of the card reads, “for Pat my nice friend.  Helen.”

The reverse of the card reads:

Greetings“Pat this [is] not a guild book
I ordered it especially for you
supposed to be so different
I hope you like – also a
first edition
Helen”

And the inscription on the first free endpaper also reads, “From Helen Jacobs. Christmas 1947.”  Yup, it is indeed a first edition.  Nice gift, Helen!

About Harriett

Harriett started Loganberry Books in 1994, acknowledging that what she liked best about perpetual school was the physical objects called books. Her personal biblio interests range from Robert Lawson to Virginia Woolf and various and asundry illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland and old lepidoptera.
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