Item #13004 The Lumberyard and Mrs. Barrie [Signed]. Jane Barrie, George Price, pseud. of Margaret Savage.
The Lumberyard and Mrs. Barrie [Signed]
The Lumberyard and Mrs. Barrie [Signed]

The Lumberyard and Mrs. Barrie [Signed]

Very Good / Very Good. Item #13004

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1952. First Edition, stated. Signed by the author on front free endpaper "With all best wishes -- Jane Barrie" but without dedication. Octavo; [vi], 243pp. Illustrated dust jacket with $3.00 price intact; bound in blue buckram with yellow cloth spine and red lettering and illustration. Shallow chips and tears along edges of jacket with some adjacent creasing; spine faded and scuffed with some loss to lettering; back panel toning with light smudges; a few waterspots to interior down spine and at top edge, not visible from exterior. Boards are sturdy and square. Ownership inscription on flyleaf "Charlie Heberle, The Building Center 1953."Pages otherwise unmarked. Binding is sound.

Account of the author's work straightening the accounts at her husband's lumberyard. Prior owner Charlie Heberle was son of Charles "Cap" Heberle, who founded the Gloucester Coal and Lumber Company, now the Building Center. Charlie took over and expanded the business when his father died in 1956, and is credited with pioneering the concept of the drive-through lumberyard.

Price: $45.00