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Binder, Eando
book-date: 1971
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Curtis Books
Jack Faragasso
VG to VG+
ex-ChUSFA: stamp on first inside page, page 85. MORE INFO

"Eando Binder" is the pen-name for the collaborating team of the brothers Earl Binder and Otto Binder. (Earl died in 1965, so the late Sixties / early Seventies batch of books are by Otto Binder solo.)

Curtis Books [502-07167] 1971 paperback. Cover by Jack Faragasso, 159 pages, 75 cent cover price. I have to grade this as VG to VG+ (even though it looks unread): tight and square with flat spine; mild to moderate age tanning (the grain of the pulp/paper is becoming apparent; slightly darker on insides of covers); light wear to bottom right corner and back cover. The problem is from storage: books can stick together when too tight for too long (and possibly a bit of humidity?) - this can cause bits of ink from the cover of one book to transfer to another. In this case the front cover has a faint haze of dots on the white background that I would guess is ink-transfer from the book next to it, and the back cover has a more extensive roughness or texturing where some of its ink was pulled away by the next book in the set (see both scans.) My opinion is that this is relatively minor in importance - this title is hard to find, and other copies you might find would probably show heavy wear from reading. This has stamps on the first page and page 85, and an extra one on the top page block which blends into the red of the page block. No other stamps, marks or writing - a clean copy that looks unread. [If not for the ink-transfer & depletion problem, I would grade this closer to near-Fine.]