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SOLD - Vintage book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, popular pulp paperback Washington Square Press ed of world-famous romantic tale, 1964

SOLD - Vintage book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, popular pulp paperback Washington Square Press ed of world-famous romantic tale, 1964

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
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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!

There are, however, many many different editions of this classic, timeless story -- why should you buy this one? Well, firstly because it's got a wonderful introduction by Albert J Guerard, but secondly because most of the paperback editions of this work are...well, boring. This one stands out with its gorgeous sketch on the front cover, its strange pairing of pink and grey color scheme that totally works, and its history as a popular edition when it came out in the 1960s, so it has that time-stamp on it, reminiscent of when it was published and read all over, you know? I love collecting many different editions of my favorite books and I know other people do too, so I would highly recommend if you love this story to pick up this copy -- it's small and compact and there's just something about it that sets it apart from the other paperbacks I've seen.

And there are so many. You might get lost looking through them all, and you'll probably end up back here, looking at this copy and thinking, well, I've never seen any copy like this before! Maybe I should grab it while I can, since it's not out there anywhere else...

:)

I'll describe the story another time, but I had to get this one up right away because I know how popular the story is, and I know someone will want to own this edition the second they see it, and that makes me incredibly excited for them to find it. Is it you? I hope so.

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

-Full title: Wuthering Heights
-Author: Emily Bronte
-Intro Author: Albert J Guerard
-Format: Paperback/soft-cover, small book, fifth printing of this edition, "Di Scala" illustration on front in black sketching on light pink background, grey base with white title and author on front and spine, original price (45 cents!) on upper front right corner, block with short book summary on back, portrait in black of Emily Bronte on first page with short bio.
-Condition: No rips or stains, previous author's signature and date (Donald Levitt, 10/19/64) on inside front cover, back last page has "finished 10/30/64" written small in pencil, back inside cover has hand-written genealogy of characters
-Publisher: Washington Square Press Inc
-Copyright: Washington Square Press 1960
-Date published: January 1964
-Provenance: I picked this up in the classics section of a small bookstore in Connecticut on an off day where I didn't find much else, but something drew me to this one (and I rarely ever buy paperbacks) so I bought it in the hopes someone who loves Wuthering Heights will see something in this copy too and want to add it to their collection. There's something "humble" about this little book, I think, and it doesn't hurt that there is a history contained within the book by the previous owner mentioned above, and his small addition to the work in terms of the genealogy he kept at the back. :) Also it's cool to know the date he bought the book and the date he finished it, you don't find that in books often! Gives it more provenance information at least :)
-Pricing: I priced this book based on the fact it is a unique edition I can't find elsewhere, but a paperback versus a hardcover, and is written-in in two places (only what is mentioned above) but in great condition.
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!

There are, however, many many different editions of this classic, timeless story -- why should you buy this one? Well, firstly because it's got a wonderful introduction by Albert J Guerard, but secondly because most of the paperback editions of this work are...well, boring. This one stands out with its gorgeous sketch on the front cover, its strange pairing of pink and grey color scheme that totally works, and its history as a popular edition when it came out in the 1960s, so it has that time-stamp on it, reminiscent of when it was published and read all over, you know? I love collecting many different editions of my favorite books and I know other people do too, so I would highly recommend if you love this story to pick up this copy -- it's small and compact and there's just something about it that sets it apart from the other paperbacks I've seen.

And there are so many. You might get lost looking through them all, and you'll probably end up back here, looking at this copy and thinking, well, I've never seen any copy like this before! Maybe I should grab it while I can, since it's not out there anywhere else...

:)

I'll describe the story another time, but I had to get this one up right away because I know how popular the story is, and I know someone will want to own this edition the second they see it, and that makes me incredibly excited for them to find it. Is it you? I hope so.

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

-Full title: Wuthering Heights
-Author: Emily Bronte
-Intro Author: Albert J Guerard
-Format: Paperback/soft-cover, small book, fifth printing of this edition, "Di Scala" illustration on front in black sketching on light pink background, grey base with white title and author on front and spine, original price (45 cents!) on upper front right corner, block with short book summary on back, portrait in black of Emily Bronte on first page with short bio.
-Condition: No rips or stains, previous author's signature and date (Donald Levitt, 10/19/64) on inside front cover, back last page has "finished 10/30/64" written small in pencil, back inside cover has hand-written genealogy of characters
-Publisher: Washington Square Press Inc
-Copyright: Washington Square Press 1960
-Date published: January 1964
-Provenance: I picked this up in the classics section of a small bookstore in Connecticut on an off day where I didn't find much else, but something drew me to this one (and I rarely ever buy paperbacks) so I bought it in the hopes someone who loves Wuthering Heights will see something in this copy too and want to add it to their collection. There's something "humble" about this little book, I think, and it doesn't hurt that there is a history contained within the book by the previous owner mentioned above, and his small addition to the work in terms of the genealogy he kept at the back. :) Also it's cool to know the date he bought the book and the date he finished it, you don't find that in books often! Gives it more provenance information at least :)
-Pricing: I priced this book based on the fact it is a unique edition I can't find elsewhere, but a paperback versus a hardcover, and is written-in in two places (only what is mentioned above) but in great condition.

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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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