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SOLD - Vintage book The Patch of Blue, one of the RAREST works of Grace Livingston Hill, First Edition 1932, famous Walter Stewart coverart

SOLD - Vintage book The Patch of Blue, one of the RAREST works of Grace Livingston Hill, First Edition 1932, famous Walter Stewart coverart

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

Really--the only other copy I was able to find ANYWHERE online, and this is true, at least an authentic copy from a reputable seller with pictures, is priced higher than I priced this one, and you would be smart to scoop it up if you have any interest whatsoever in Grace Livingston Hill and her amazing, world-renown works--as you should. The more I read of her the more I love her, even though her books are not as "scandalous" as they could be--they are described as "wholesome," but that was her oeuvre, and she does it well. Not to mention the amazing cover artist of this volume is incredibly rare to find works of, and he only did a few covers of her books, making his one especially, well, special. Worthy, valuable, and readable, it deserves your attention and consideration, and I can't wait until someone adds it to their collection if they do collect her, or picks it up out of sheer interest in why it is so popular and hard to find. Either way, it is a treasure.

I will describe more in depth later! 1/15/17 - clyn*

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: The Patch of Blue
-Author: Grace Livingston Hill
-Format: Hardcover, plastic-wrapping over cover, First Edition, unmarked inside, color cover illustrated by Walter Stewart
-Condition: Near mint! Wonderful. :)
-Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
-Copyright: J. B. Lippincott Company
-Date published: 1932
-Provenance: This I found in a little hole-in-the-wall bookstore that had a ton of Grace Livingston Hill's works at the very top shelf (on TOP of the bookshelf, there were so many, piled very high so that you risked toppling them all over to even pick one out) and I searched for the rarest of them after looking up her bibliography online, and was happy to find two that stood out from the rest not only for their cover art but for their scarcity online. I love the feeling of being the only one to have a book, or one of the only ones, and being able to pass that feeling on to others. I feel like I rescued the book from the pile of her other works (risking falling from a very high height because I am short and had to basically climb the stacks to get at them lol) and made them available online and I can't wait for someone to buy them. This is only one, the other is The Seventh Hour, which I shall put up shortly. As for previous ownership, the book is not signed.
-Pricing: I priced this book lower than the only other copy of the book I could find available online, knowing it will sell quicker than that copy for it, but I gave the book a price I felt it deserved, as well, considering it is so rare in both its story and its cover artwork. I find the price affordable and hope for someone to find it and scoop it up because it truly is a treasure I know someone else would appreciate much more than me. In the meantime, it sits on my shelf as a beautiful testament to Grace Livingston Hill's prolific writing career and Walter Stewart's artistic talent, making me smile whenever I see it. This is what makes the final price, this feeling, this knowledge that it will make someone else happy -- though the book may be worth much more than I priced it for, I came to this price taking all of this into account, especially considering it is a first edition.
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

Really--the only other copy I was able to find ANYWHERE online, and this is true, at least an authentic copy from a reputable seller with pictures, is priced higher than I priced this one, and you would be smart to scoop it up if you have any interest whatsoever in Grace Livingston Hill and her amazing, world-renown works--as you should. The more I read of her the more I love her, even though her books are not as "scandalous" as they could be--they are described as "wholesome," but that was her oeuvre, and she does it well. Not to mention the amazing cover artist of this volume is incredibly rare to find works of, and he only did a few covers of her books, making his one especially, well, special. Worthy, valuable, and readable, it deserves your attention and consideration, and I can't wait until someone adds it to their collection if they do collect her, or picks it up out of sheer interest in why it is so popular and hard to find. Either way, it is a treasure.

I will describe more in depth later! 1/15/17 - clyn*

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: The Patch of Blue
-Author: Grace Livingston Hill
-Format: Hardcover, plastic-wrapping over cover, First Edition, unmarked inside, color cover illustrated by Walter Stewart
-Condition: Near mint! Wonderful. :)
-Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
-Copyright: J. B. Lippincott Company
-Date published: 1932
-Provenance: This I found in a little hole-in-the-wall bookstore that had a ton of Grace Livingston Hill's works at the very top shelf (on TOP of the bookshelf, there were so many, piled very high so that you risked toppling them all over to even pick one out) and I searched for the rarest of them after looking up her bibliography online, and was happy to find two that stood out from the rest not only for their cover art but for their scarcity online. I love the feeling of being the only one to have a book, or one of the only ones, and being able to pass that feeling on to others. I feel like I rescued the book from the pile of her other works (risking falling from a very high height because I am short and had to basically climb the stacks to get at them lol) and made them available online and I can't wait for someone to buy them. This is only one, the other is The Seventh Hour, which I shall put up shortly. As for previous ownership, the book is not signed.
-Pricing: I priced this book lower than the only other copy of the book I could find available online, knowing it will sell quicker than that copy for it, but I gave the book a price I felt it deserved, as well, considering it is so rare in both its story and its cover artwork. I find the price affordable and hope for someone to find it and scoop it up because it truly is a treasure I know someone else would appreciate much more than me. In the meantime, it sits on my shelf as a beautiful testament to Grace Livingston Hill's prolific writing career and Walter Stewart's artistic talent, making me smile whenever I see it. This is what makes the final price, this feeling, this knowledge that it will make someone else happy -- though the book may be worth much more than I priced it for, I came to this price taking all of this into account, especially considering it is a first edition.

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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