William Hope Hodgson. Three copies of The Ni...
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DescriptionWilliam Hope Hodgson. Three copies of The Night Land. London: G. Bell & Sons; Eveleigh Nash, 1912. First edition and Colonial issues. Night Land. A Love Tale. London: G. Bell & Sons, 1912. Presumed Colonial issue. Octavo. 583, [1, imprint], 8 (publisher's ads), 16 (publisher's catalog, dated Dec. 1911) pages. Publisher's light blue cloth decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Somewhat cocked, minor edgewear, professional repairs to edges and head and foot of spine. Cream endpapers; toned, somewhat foxed, bookplate of Jim Whitford to front pastedown, pencil notations and some effaced pencil notations to front free endpaper recto. Internally generally clean and tight, top and fore-edge trimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed; text block toned, minor foxing chiefly to edges, minor text block edgewear. Very good.
[Together with]: Another Copy. London: G. Bell & Sons, 1912. Colonial issue. Octavo. 583, [1, imprint], 8 (publisher's ads), 16 (publisher's catalog, dated De. 1911) pages. Pictorial paper wrappers printed in green. Cocked, corners bumped, hinges starting, spine chipped with some losses, spine sunned, toned and somewhat soiled. Endpapers printed with publisher's ads, dated November 1911; a few pencil notations. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges trimmed; ink ownership stamp to title page, notation roughly effaced to bottom of the title page, minor intermittent soiling, text block edges toned with minor wear. Very good.
[And]. Another Copy. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912. First edition. Octavo. 583, [1, imprint], 16 (publisher's catalog) pages; clipped review of the book mounted to the first three pages of the publisher's catalog. Publisher's navy cloth decorated in gilt and blind. Corners just bumped, minor edgewear, head and foot of spine just pushed. Cream endpapers; black and white photograph of William Hope Hodgson mounted to the front pastedown, pencil notations to the front free endpaper recto, foxed. Internally generally clean and tight, top and fore-edge trimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed; somewhat foxed but chiefly to edges, text block edges toned with minor wear. Near fine.
Currey notes that only one copy in the navy binding was examined, containing an inscription dated 22 March 1912. Similar to Currey's examined copy, the above copy is presumed to have been part of a limited special binding for the author.
Bleiler (1978), page 101; Bleiler, Supernatural, 817; Currey, page 243, bindings A and Colonial Issues. From the Gary Munson Collection
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