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    Max Beerbohm. Zuleika Dobson. Or, and Oxford love story. London: Heinemann, 1911. First edition, original "rough cloth" issue. Octavo. 350, [1] pages. "Rough" light brown cloth stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt. Joints repaired, corners just bumped, moderate edgewear, head and foot of spine pushed. Cream endpapers, bookplate of Albert M. Cohn (bibliographer of George Cruikshank) to front pastedown, hinges starting, some offsetting. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges untrimmed; minor foxing chiefly contained to margins and edges, text block edges toned with some chipping. Housed in brown cloth chemise and brown cloth slipcase backed in chocolate levant morocco, spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands, somewhat worn. Very good.

    Beerbohm's first and only novel; the rough brown cloth and the smooth were issued simultaneously. Copies in the rough binding were sent to the circulating libraries because they found that smooth cloth was unsuited to the wear to which library book are subjected (Muir Points, page 92).

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