ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY jesthepres 16 February 2011, 11:17:57
Not an intrusion! Your enquiry is what the Forum is for. It does sound like a first edition / first state, doesn’t it. But the endpapers you describe and the damaged spine sound like it is in less than mint condition. Without a photo it is difficult to evaluate – and even then I’m not sure what a damaged first edition / first state would fetch in the current economic climate. Any ideas anybody? Perhaps someone will make you an offer if you post a photo…or just make you an offer anyway, as it’s for charity.