Lot 612

MISCELLANY - Daphne DU MAURIER (1907-89). The Loving Spirit, London, 1931, original blue cloth (rubbed and scuffed, without the dust-jacket). FIRST EDITION of the author's very scarce first novel. With 20 other books. (21)

Estimate: £150 - £250
Hammer price: £90
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

MISCELLANY - Daphne DU MAURIER (1907-89).  The Loving Spirit. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1931. 8vo (197 x 130mm). Half title (a few light marginal stains). Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (extremities rubbed or frayed, white scuff marks to covers, inner hinges weak, without the dust-jacket). Provenance: Cora [?]M. Cunningham (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION of the author's very scarce first novel. With 19 other books, namely John Galsworthy's The Man of Property (New York, 1908, original cloth, lacks dust-jacket, FIRST AMERICAN EDITION), Dadd's Pocket Library for Car Owners. With contributions by: W. Gordon Aston, Edgar de Normanville and Henry Thornton Rutter (London, 1927, 10 small vols. contained in common slipcase, original vari-coloured wrappers), T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and other poems (London, 1940, original cloth, dust-jacket, reprint), Virginia Woolf's A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (London, The Hogarth Press, 1943, original cloth, dust-jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, backstrip worn with severe loss), Duff Cooper's Old Men Forget (London, 1953, original buckram, dust-jacket, with a one-page typed letter from Duff Cooper to The Lord Marley, dated 3rd July 1940, loosely-inserted ("... I shall be very pleased to see you and your friends to discuss the question of propaganda in the United States ...")), Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (London, 1954, original cloth, lacks dust-jacket, FIRST U.K. EDITION), John Braine's Room at the Top (London, 1957, original cloth, dust-jacket), John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman (London, 1969, original cloth, dust-jacket, ex-library copy with many stamps, turn-ins of dust-jacket attached to pastedowns with browned adhesive tape), Malcolm Bradbury's The History Man (London, 1975, original cloth, dust-jacket), Graham Swift's The Sweet Shop Owner (London, 1980, original cloth, dust-jacket, ex-library copy, with stamps) and John Charmley's Duff Cooper. The Authorized Biography (London, 1968, original buckram, dust-jacket), all FIRST EDITIONS except where indicated. The lot sold not subject to return. (20)

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