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FORSTER, E. M.

Rare books by E. M. Forster, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of A Passage to India and A Room with a View.

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  1. The Longest Journey.
    £360

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 44954

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  2. The Longest Journey.

    The Longest Journey.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published: Edinburgh and London

    Stock Code: 76575

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  3. Novels and Stories:

    Novels and Stories:

    Howard’s End; A Passage to India; A Room with a View; The Longest Journey; Abinger Harvest, The Longest Journey, and Short Stories.
    First editions of Howard's End, A Room with a View, and The Longest Journey; A Passage to India is first edition, third impression, and Abinger Harvest a reprint. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107226

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  4. The Longest Journey.

    The Longest Journey.

    First edition, first impression of Forster's second book. One of 1587 copies printed. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published: Edinburgh and London:

    Stock Code: 112786

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  5. Howards End.

    Howards End.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Date of Publication: 1910

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 59479

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  6. The Celestial Omnibus

    The Celestial Omnibus

    and other stories.
    First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies printed. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1911

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 112447

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  7. The Government of Egypt.

    The Government of Egypt.

    Recommendations by a Committee of the International Section of the Labour Research Department, with Notes on Egypt.
    First edition of this pamphlet which outlines the historical, social, and political background of the relationship between Egypt and Great Britain. Forster served as a volunteer with the Red Cross between November 1915 and January 1919: while some of the material is "the result of personal experience … [his time in Egypt was generally] not under conditions that were favourable for observation" (p. Learn More
    £320

    Date of Publication: [1920]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 21613

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  8. Where Angels Fear to Tread.

    Where Angels Fear to Tread.

    First US edition, first printing of the author's first book, which appeared 15 years after the first British edition in a print run of only 2,630 copies. Rarely seen in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £700

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 60112

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  9. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
    signed

    Alexandria: A History and A Guide.

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Hugh Walpole on the front free endpaper "For Hugh, from E. M. Forster" and with Walpole's Brackenburn book label on the front pastedown. Copies of the first edition are rare, as most of the print run was destroyed by fire. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: Alexandria

    Stock Code: 90044

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.

    Alexandria: A History and A Guide.

    First edition, first impression. Copies of the first edition are scarce, as most of the print run was destroyed by fire. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: Alexandria

    Stock Code: 98092

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  11. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
    signed

    Alexandria: A History and A Guide.

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Forster AJB, from the author on the front free endpaper, together with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, to the front board. The recipient was Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (1850-1936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main source for the period, and describes it as a monograph of the highest merit, brilliantly written, and practically reconstructing the episode (p. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: Alexandria:

    Stock Code: 112539

    Signed: Yes

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  12. A Room With a View.

    A Room With a View.

    First US edition, first printing in the scarce jacket. Originally published in the UK in 1908. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 96829

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  13. A Passage to India.
    signed

    A Passage to India.

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on publication on the front endpaper, "Harold with Morgan's love, 7.6.24". Harold Barger (1907-1989) was the son of Forster's lifelong friends George Barger (1878-1939), who he met at Cambridge, and his wife Florence. From 1910 to 1958 Forster maintained an extensive correspondence with Florence, whom he described as "my only woman friend". Learn More
    £5,750

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103160

    Signed: Yes

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  14. A Passage to India.

    A Passage to India.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 77906

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  15. A Passage to India.

    A Passage to India.

    First edition, first impression. Copies in the dust jacket are very scarce. "Up to the last moment [Forster] had been assailed by doubts and despairs about his novel, but its reception removed all his fears. The book suited the moment, and friends and reviewers alike called it a masterpiece and his finest achievement" (P. N. Furbank, E. M. Forster: A Life, II, p. Learn More
    £9,750

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100731

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  16. A Passage to India.

    A Passage to India.

    First edition, first impression. "Up to the last moment [Forster] had been assailed by doubts and despairs about his novel, but its reception removed all his fears. The book suited the moment, and friends and reviewers alike called it a masterpiece and his finest achievement" (P. N. Furbank, E. M. Forster: A Life, II, p. 123). Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112750

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  17. Aspects of the Novel.
    signed

    Aspects of the Novel.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Raymond Mortimer from E. M. Forster 30.10.27". The recipient was the literary critic and editor Charles Raymond Mortimer (1895-1980). Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 74024

    Signed: Yes

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  18. A Letter to Madan Blanchard.

    A Letter to Madan Blanchard.

    The Hogarth Letters No. 1.
    First edition, first impression. Forester addresses the sailor Madan Blanchard, who was stranded on Palau when his ship wrecked in 1783, and who chose to stay behind when the rest of the crew left. Learn More
    £60

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83946

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  19. Goldsworthy Lower Dickinson.

    Goldsworthy Lower Dickinson.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £260

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60122

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  20. Abinger Harvest.
    signed

    Abinger Harvest.

    First edition, second impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "For E. K. Brown from E. M. Forster, June 4th 1947". Brown's annotations appear throughout the text. Edward Killoran Brown (1905-51) was a prominant Canadian literature professor who taught at the University of Toronto, and later Cornell and the University of Chicago. He edited the Canadian Forum and wrote over 50 articles and reviews on literature; his "Rhythm in the Novel" is an important study based on Forster's work. Learn More
    £700

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60250

    Signed: Yes

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