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  1. First edition, first impression, publisher's advance review copy; 8vo; publisher's presentation stamp to title, with printed slip presenting this book for review loosely inserted, 8pp. advertisements at end, a little minor spotting mostly to extremities of text-block, contemporary ink name to front free endpaper; publisher's green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, a very good copy, dust-jacket with artwork by Frank Wright, chipped at corners and foot of spine with slight loss, some rubbing to edges, but overall very good.

    £9,500
  2. First edition, small 8vo, plates by Albert Levering, some minor toning, contemporary personal library sticker to front pastedown, original pictorial cloth.

    £150
  3. Early issue, 8vo, original cloth, dust-jacket by Frank Sherwin, one closed tear to top-edge of upper panel, minor fraying but overall an attractive copy.

    £120
  4. First edition, first issue, signed by the author on title-page, publisher's quarter cloth over paper-covered boards, pictorial dust-jacket by John Jinks, a fine example.

    £275
  5. First edition, 8vo, title vignette, photographic plate, original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, 2 closed tears, some minor chipping.

    £75
  6. Special facsimile edition, number 258 of 500 copies, small 8vo, 169, [blank]pp., + 15pp advertisements (as originally published), 'perfect' bound in white card with facsimile of original cover design, red card dust-jacket gilt, a fine copy.

    £95
  7. First edition, number 98 of 165 copies, 8vo, illustrations by Elspeth Sojka, original marbled wrappers, printed label to spine, a fine copy.

    £185
  8. First edition, 8vo., closed tear to page 191/192, otherwise fine, modern full black morocco with maroon lettering pieces, geometric endpapers, all edges gilt, fine.

    £875
 

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