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New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1899. 1st edition. 291pp. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. In very good condition. Gilt still bright on green boards but with a bit of mottling to the spine and rear board. Internally, a large bookplate is on the inside front board, designed by F.T.Gay for John and Harriet Whitmore and a small booksellers tag on the inside rear board, lower corner. There are several old pencil gouges on the 1st free end-page which indent onto the succeeding page but otherwise, the pages are clean and bright with no other marks or signatures. A very good copy. *Authors 2nd collection of short stories. He won a Pulitzer Prize in drama in 1918 for his play Why Marry.
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1923. 145pp+2pp ads. 1st edition. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled and gilt worn from spine. Internally, previous owners bookplate to inside front board and date inked to top of 1st free end-page; pages slightly age-toned, but otherwise a very good, clean copy.
New York:Harper and Brothers Publishers. 1898. 1st edition. viii+474pp+2pp ads. Illustrated. Hardcover. Decorated boards lightly soiled and lightly shelf-worn. Spine darkened. Edge points gently bumped. Internally, no prevous owners marks or signatures found. A very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact. E.F. Benson is best known for his Mapp and Lucia series, which was made into a television series in the 1980s.
New York:Duffield and Company. 1929. xix+440pp. 1st edition. Hardcover. Black and green boards lightly soiled and shelf-worn, with slightly chipped paper label to black spine. Internally, a very good, clean copy. No previous owners marks or signatures found.
New York:Alfred A. Knopf. 1984. 1st limited edition, one of 350 copies, signed by the author. With acetate dust jacket in decorated slipcase. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Some sun-fading to green on top edge and spine of slipcase as well as the top edge of one side, else fine.
New York:Random House. 1984. 1st limited edition, one of 350 copies, signed by the author. In slipcase. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Fine.
Garden City, New York:Doubleday, Page and Company. 1925. xii+95pp. Illustrated by Cameron Wright. Hardcover. In very good condition. Signed and inscribed by the illustrator on verso of 1st free end-page. Paper label on spine slightly sun-faded with light shelfwear to edges and edge points. Internally, small pencil notation to inside top edge of 1st free end-page and small stamp of 42 in middle of page. Aside from those and inscription, a very good, clean copy. *"The Story of a White Blackbird" and "The Young Foreigner".
New York; The Viking Press, 1954. First American Edition. Hardcover, no dj. 279pp. Very Good condition. Red cloth boards have some sun fading, and the spine is a bit darkened, very minor bumping and fraying at extremities.Internally clean, unmarked, and tightly bound. A nice 1st American Edition of Iris Murdoch's first book, UNDER THE NET, which is often considered one of the hundred most important english language novels of the 20th century. (cfm)
New York:Brentano's Publishers. (1924). 336pp. 1st edition. Hardcover. In very good, clean condition. No previous owners marks or signaturess.
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1900. 1st edition. 431pp. Hardcover. Green boards very lightly mottled at spine edge, front and rear. Margaret Armstrong design on front cover and spine still bright. Internally, a previous owners name and date is pencilled to the top free end-page with the indent and bit of rust from a paper clip that was left in the first two pages. Otherwise, the pages are clean and bright. A very good copy.
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