WHITE, E. B.. Here Is New York. (FIRST EDITION - FIRST PRINTING - PRESENTATION COPY - 1949)

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AUTHOR: WHITE, E. B.. 

TITLE: Here Is New York.

PUBLISHER: NY: Harper & Brothers, 1949.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., first printing with the "I-Y" code on the copyright page,  inscribed on the front blank endleaf by White "Merry Christmas from the Whites E. B. White Dec. 1949"", publisher's red stamped tan cloth binding, with the original DJ - NOT price clipped, housed in a green leather backed clamshell slipcase, raised bands gilt lettered spine.

CONDITION: Minor rubbing to head and foot of spine, inner and outer hinges fine, internally clean and bright, rubbing to dust jacket head and foot of spine and back corners with some minor loss, overall VG/VG.   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, "Here is New York". Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author's stroll around Manhattan, with the reader arm-in-arm, remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. "Here is New York" has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.” - Roger Angell