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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
One of 520 copies signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham, of which this is number 220. Includes an additional plate not included in the trade edition.
Top edge gilt. 2 frontispieces and 19 plates, original decorative vellum-backed boards. Slight bumping to corners and spine foot; mild soiling to spine; a couple of creases to front endpaper. Contents pristine. An excellent copy.
Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
US First Edition and First Impression with "pendula" on page 9, and a bullet between the numbers on page 88, which were removed from later printings. (New York: Covici Friede, 1937). One of only 2,500 copies printed in 1937. 8vo, publisher's beige cloth, front cover and spine stamped in black and orange; spine darkened with insect damage; corners bumped; dust jacket, price-clipped with a little soiling to rear panel and closed tear to front panel; spine panel and folds tanned with some edgewear.
A Fairly Honourable Defeat
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto and Windus, 1970). A little compression to spine foot and light soiling to top edge of text block. Original and unclipped dust jacket has some wear to extremities and a stain to verso covered by front flap.
The Word Child
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1975) Small bump to spine foot, else fine. Original and unclipped dust jacket has very slight fading to spine panel with signs of trivial wear to extremities. An excellent copy.