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The display at 100 Fulham Road

The display at 100 Fulham Road

Victor Gollancz (1893-1967) was one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about his publishing house was distinctive, from his business practices – he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices – the the appearance of his books. The earliest titles have striking jackets designed by the great Edward McKnight Kauffer, but these were soon superseded by the famous yellow jackets, a collaborative design between Gollancz himself and the typographer Stanley Morison, bristling with blurbs, recommendations, and reviews in black and magenta.

All the books in the collection are deeply uncommon, if not seriously rare, in this state. Gollancz’s business model depended on keeping costs low. First impressions were often produced in remarkably small print runs to test the market; any successes would be quickly put into a second or third impression.

 

ARMSTRONG, Martin.
Venus Over Lannery – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936
Octavo. Original blue cloth. With the dust jacket. Spotting to pages, in the toned dust jacket. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to front free endpaper, title page and front panel of the dust jacket.
£95

 

[DRESSER, Davis.] Asa Baker.
Mum’s the Word for Murder – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939
Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges foxed. An excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine.
First edition, first impression of the first of two mystery novels featuring El Paso sheriff Jerry Burke. From the publisher’s archive with their inkstamp to the front free endpaper.
£225

 

ASCH, Sholem.
Mottke the Thief. Translated by Edwin and Willa Muir – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges foxed, spine slightly rolled; an excellent copy bin the jacket with sunned spine and some chips to extremities.
First edition in English, first impression. The novel was originally published in 1916 in Yiddish as Motke Ganev. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to the title page.
£225

 

BEVERIDGE, Albert J.
Abraham Lincoln. 1809-1858.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1928
2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With the dust jackets. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard to each volume, 16 half-tone plates. Light spotting to edges, faint offsetting from plates. An excellent copy in the very faintly marked dust jackets with a few minor chips to no loss of lettering.
First UK edition, the Gollancz file copy with their ink-stamp to the dust jackets and front pastedowns, highly uncommon in this condition. Beveridge retired from politics in 1922 having unsuccessfully attempted to regain a seat in the Senate and dedicated his last few years to writing. “His great Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 (posthumously published in 1928) was so thorough and professionalized a biography that he might have incorporated more of Lincoln’s Whiggish political roots into his work; but Beveridge, a Republican progressive and former senator from Indiana, had become so disillusioned with his own party that he actually found very little to admire in Lincoln as a politician” (Guelzo, Abraham Lincoln, p. 456).
£375

 

Gunman Charles Francis Coe

COE, Charles Francis.
Gunman – BOOK SOLD
London: Mundanus Ltd, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1930
Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, tips bumped; an excellent copy in the jacket with some minor loss to foot of spine and nicks to head of spine.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive with stamp to front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and front free endpaper.
£325

 

CURTIS, Monica.
Landslide – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934
Octavo. Original black cloth. With the dust jacket. Spotting to pages, bumping to ends of spine, in the toned dust jacket with wear to extremities.
First edition, first impression. Publisher’s file copy with their ink stamp to front free endpaper and front panel of the dust jacket.
£150

 

DALY, Elizabeth.
Unexpected Night – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940
Octavo. Original black boards, title to spine red. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled; an excellent copy in the jacket with mildly toned spine.
First UK edition, first impression, of the first book in the “bibliomystery” series featuring the investigations of Henry Gamadge, an author, bibliophile, and forgery expert. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. From the publisher’s archive.
£250

 

De MEYER, John.
God’s Children – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled in the toned dust jacket with light soiling to panels, spine sunned, wear to extremities. A very good copy.
First UK edition, first impression.
[108568]
£125

 

De MEYER, John.
Village Tale – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938
Octavo. Original blue cloth. With the dust jacket. Light spotting to cloth and pages in the dust jacket with a sunned spine. A very good copy.
First UK edition, first impression. The publisher’s retained copy with their stamp to the title page, front free endpaper and front paste down of the dust jacket.
[108569]
£125

 

Gerald a potrait by daphne du maurier

10 DU MAURIER, Daphne.
Gerald: A Portrait – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934
Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Publisher’s yellow wrap-around band laid in. Cloth very faintly mottled, edges foxed. A very good copy in the slightly soiled and chipped dust jacket.
First edition of Du Maurier’s significant first Gollancz title, the Gollancz archive copy, with their ink-stamp to the title-page.. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, “was published to considerable acclaim by Heinemann in February 1931. She immediately wrote second and third novels which confounded expectations by differing radically from her first, but it was her fourth book, Gerald, a frank biography of her father, written when he died in 1934, which made the greatest impact. It was published by Victor Gollancz, with whom she then began a long and fruitful partnership. Gollancz recognized that her strengths lay in narrative drive and the evocation of atmosphere. He encouraged her to develop these and the result was Jamaica Inn (1936), an instant best-seller” (ODNB).
£250

 

DUKE, Winifred.
Skin for Skin.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed. An excellent coy in the bright dust jacket with a sunned spine and two short closed tears to the rear panel.
First edition, first impression, the Gollancz archive copy with their ink-stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and to the front pastedown. A scarce work of detective fiction, incorporating elements of true crime, scarce with just nine copies in libraries worldwide, and exceedingly hard to find in anything approaching this condition.
£225

 

(FASCISM.) SCHUTZ, W. W. Dr.
German Home Front. – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1943
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Pages toned in the dust jacket with toned spine, faint stain to lower end of spine, mild soiling, pencil mark to front panel. A very good copy.
First UK edition, first impression. The publisher’s retained copy with their ink notation on the half title. Work which looks into the oppositions which were rising up in Nazi Germany.
£55

 

GLASPELL, Susan.
The Morning is Near Us – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1943
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Pages toned, in the toned dust jacket. A very good copy.
First UK edition, first impression. The publisher’s retained copy with their stamp to the title page, front free endpaper and front panel of the dust jacket.
£85

 

GOODCHILD, George, & C. E. Bechhofer Roberts.
We Shot An Arrow – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine orange. With the dust jacket. Minor spotting to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to the front panel of the jacket and the front free endpaper.
£575

 

wide fields stories by paul green

GREEN, Paul.
Wide Fields – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Edges spotted, light tanning to free endpapers. An excellent, tight copy in the dust jacket a touch sunned and chipped on the spine.
First UK edition, originally published in the US the previous year, the publisher’s retained copy with their ink-stamp to the title-page. Wide Fields was first collection of short-stories by the noted dramatist who despite being “the son of a southern white farmer … from childhood was aware of the ills that beset blacks; he used literature to express his ardent belief in freedom and equality for all” (Encyclopaedia of the Harlem Renaissance: A-J p. 444-45). Among his admirers was Tennessee Williams, and a copy of Wide Fields was found among his possessions on his death in 1983 (Bradham Thornton, ed. Notebooks of Tennessee Williams, p. 314).
£250

 

HARGRAVE, John.
The Imitation Man.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931
Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A little foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with browned spine and a couple of chips to extremities.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to the half-title.
£175

 

[RODDA, Percival Charles.] HOLT, Gavin.
The Theme is Murder – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine orange. With the dust jacket. Light foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine.
First edition, first impression, featuring the first appearance of the series detective, Inspector Joel Saber. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to the title page.
£225

ILES, Margaret.
Burden of Tyre – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939
Octavo. Original black cloth. With the dust jacket. In the lightly sunned dust jacket. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to front free endpaper, title page and front panel of the dust jacket.
£125

ISTRATI, Panait.
The Bitter Orange-Tree – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931
Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spotting to page edges, spine gently rolled, archival stamp to title page, in the dust jacket with a touch of wear to edges. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to the half-title.
£175

 

JOHNSON, Josephine. Jordanstown

JOHNSON, Josephine.
Jordanstown – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937
Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine blue. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, in the dust jacket with fading to spine, publisher’s pencil mark to front panel,
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to half title page.
£95

 

JONES, Doris Arthur.
The Life and Letters of Henry Arthur Jones – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1930
Quarto. Original orange cloth. With the dust jacket. Black and white photographs throughout. Spotting to pages, in the dust jacket with spotting and soiling to panels, wea, creasingr and closed tears to extremities. A good copy.
First edition, first impression. Publisher’s file copy.
£50

 

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MANN, Heinrich.
Berlin.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929
Octavo. Original black cloth. With the dust jacket. Soiling to cloth, spotting to pages in the toned dust jacket with wear to extremites, shallow chipping to ends of spine. A good copy.
First UK edition,second impression.
£45

 

MANNING, Leah.
What I Saw in Spain. An introduction by D. N. Pritt.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935
Octavo. Original red cloth. With the dust jacket. In the toned dust jacket with soiling to panels. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. Publisher’s file copy with their ink stamp to title page.
£50

 

MARSHALL, Bruce.
The Uncertain Glory.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935
Octavo. Original black cloth. With the dust jacket. In the dust jacket with a faded spine, light chip to rear top edge and top end of spine. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. Publisher’s file copy with their ink stamp to half title.
£125

 

MAURIAC, Francois. Vipers’ Tangle

 

MAURIAC, Francois.
Vipers’ Tangle.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1933
Octavo. Original black cloth. With the dust jacket. In the dust jacket with faded spine, wear to extremties, shallow chip to lower end of spine. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. Publisher’s file copy with teir ink stamp to title page.
£125
MEADOWS, Catherine.
Friday Market.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938
Octavo. Original black cloth. With the dust jacket. In the lightly sunned dust jacket. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. Publisher’s file copy with their ink stamp to title page.
£150

 

MOLONY, William O’Sullivan.
New Armour For Old.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935
Octavo. Original black cloth. With the dust jacket. In the lightly soiled dust jacket with sunning to spine. A very good copy.
First UK edition, first impression. An Autobiography.
£85

 

[LOW, Helen Nora Wilson.] MOON, Lorna.
Dark Star.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in black and red, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with some shallow chips and nicks to extremities.
First UK edition, first impression. it was first published in the US earlier the same year. From the publisher’s archive, with their stamp to the title page.
£750

 

NEWTON CHANCE, John.
The Devil in Greenlands – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine red, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Boards gently bowed, faint foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, the front endpapers and title page.
£325

 

NEWTON CHANCE, John. Rhapsody in Fear

NEWTON CHANCE, John.
Rhapsody in Fear.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, text block foxed to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, the front pastedown, and title page.
£325

 

O’FLAHERTY, Liam.
Hollywood Cemetery.
London: Gollancz, 1935
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly bumped at head and very gently rolled. An excellent copy in the dust jacket sunned on the spine and with a small chip at the foot.
First edition, first impression; the only edition in English (Czech and Italian translations appeared in 1936 and 1943 respectively), this the publisher’s retained copy, with their ink-stamp to the half-title. O’Flaherty wrote Hollywood Cemetery while in Los Angeles preparing the script for motion picture The Informer, for which he won an Academy Award. Scarce in this condition with the dust jacket.
£375

 

OKE, Richard.
Frolic Wind.
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine green. With the original dust jacket. Some spotting to endpapers, but elsewhere a clean and bright copy in the dust jacket with just a few small nicks to edges, and some small stains to both panels. An excellent copy.
First edition, first impression. The publisher’s file copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and front free endpaper, and small pencil annotations to jacket.
£250

 

OWEN, John.
Many Captives – SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1930
Octavo. Original black cloth lettered in yellow. With the dust jacket. Offsetting to endpapers in the dust jacket with sunning to spine, publisher’s pencil note to front panel, ink number to rear panel. A very good copy.
First edition first impression.The publisher’s file copy with their ink stamp to the half title.
£45

 

OWEN, John.
The Shepard and the Child.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1929
Octavo. Original black cloth lettered in yellow. With the dust jacket. Spotting to pages, in the toned dust jacket with large chip to top of spine, light chipping to lower end of spine, soiling to panels, publisher’s pencil notation to front panel, ink number to rear panel. A good copy.
First edition first impression.The publisher’s file copy with their ink stamp to the half title.
£25

 

PAUL, Leslie. Men in May

PAUL, Leslie.
Men in May – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Spine very gently rolled, light spotting to fore edge. An excellent copy in the spine-sunned dust jacket.
First edition, first impression of the author’s first novel, based on the General Strike of 1926. The publisher’s file copy, with their ink-stamp to the title-page and pencil-mark to the front panel of the dust jacket.
£275

PERRY, Tyline.
The Owner Lies Dead – SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1930
Octavo. Original black cloth lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Occasional spotting to pages, front hinge starting, in the dust jacket with faded spine, light soiling to panels, publisher’s pencil notation to front panel, ink number to rear panel. A very good copy.
First edition first impression.
£200

 

PHELAN, Jim.
10-A-Penny People – SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938
Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine blue. With the dust jacket. In the dust jacket with light sunning to spine, publisher’s pencil mark to front panel and ink number to rear panel. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to half title page.
£150

PHILLIPS, Wendell.
Qataban and Sheba. Exploring Ancient Kingdoms on the Biblical Spice Routes of Arabia – SOLD

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1955
Octavo. Original dark red cloth-textured boards, titles and vignette to spine gilt. 32 photographic plates, 5 diagrams to the text, double-page sketch map to centre of volume, map endpapers. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket.
First edition. “In the spring of 1950 Wendell Phillips, a young palaeontologist turned explorer and archaeologist, led the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia. The project was sponsored by the American Foundation for the Study of Man (AFSM), which was founded by Phillips in 1949” (Potts, ed. Araby the Blest: Studies in Arabian Archaeology, p. 91). They excavated Timna, the ancient capital of the Qataban kingdom, and Marib, the Sabaean city believed by some to be the Sheba of the Old Testament. Scarce in this condition with the dust jacket.
£325

 

POLLACK, William.
Talking About Cricket.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1941
Octavo. Original blue cloth. With the dust jacket. Mild fading to cloth along edges in the toned dust jacket with wear along top edges, publisher’s pencil note to front of panel. A very good copy.
£75

POWELL, S. W. A South Sea Diary

POWELL, S. W. A
South Sea Diary.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1942
Octavo. Original blue cloth. With the dust jacket. black and white photographs throughout. Wear to extremities, tiny chip to mid rear panel, publisher’s ink number to rear panel and pencil note to front panel. A very good copy.
First edition, first impression. Publisher’s file copy with their ink stamp to title page. Travel narrative of an Englishmen who went to Tahiti and purchased a coconut plantation.
£65

 

SAYERS, Dorothy L.
Begin Here. A War-Time Essay.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Dent to front board, boards mottled; a very good copy in the jacket with toned spine and some nicks to extremities.
First edition, first impression, of the author’s essay written with the purpose of suggesting “to a few readers some creative line of action which they, as individuals, can think and work towards the restoration of Europe.” (Preface).
£125

SAYERS, Dorothy L.
The Devil to Pay.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939
Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine a little faded, an excellent, bright copy in the mildly toned jacket.
First trade edition, first impression. It was preceded by the first acting edition printed for the first production of the play at Canterbury in June 1939. The publisher’s file copy, with their inkstamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, front pastedown, and title page.
£375

 

SAYERS, Dorothy L.
The Man Born to be King. A Play-Cycle on the Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Written for Broadcasting. Presented by the British Broadcasting Corporation Dec. 1941–Oct. 1942. Producer: Val Gielgud –  BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1943
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Mildly toned contents; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and some nicks to extremities.
First edition, first impression. From the publisher’s archive, with their inkstamp to the title page.
£175

 

SITWELL, Edith.
I Live Under a Black Sun. A Novel.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Foot of spine and upper outer corner of front board very lightly bumped. An excellent copy in the spine-sunned and lightly soiled dust jacket.
First edition, first impression of Sitwell’s first novel, “based on the life and loves of Jonathan Swift” (ODNB). The publisher’s retained copy with their ink-stamp to the half-title. Scarce in the dust jacket.
£275

 

HERRIOT, Edouard. Eastward from Paris. Translated by Phyllis Megroz

(SOVIET RUSSIA; FRENCH POLITICS.) HERRIOT, Edouard.
Eastward from Paris. Translated by Phyllis Megroz.
London: Victor Gollancz, 1934
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine bumped and creased, boards slightly bowed, some foxing to contents. A very good copy in the jacket with some nicks to edges, and shallow chip and short closed tear to foot of spine.
First edition, first impression of the book in which the thrice-elected Premier recounts his visit to Soviet Russia in the summer of 1933. Herriot largely avoids political issues in his narrative, and instead presents himself as an enquiring traveller. The book was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the title Orient. From the publisher’s archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket and front pastedown.
£65

 

STRAHAN, Kay.
Footprints – BOOK SOLD

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1929
Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine orange. With the dust jacket and green wraparound band. Spine rolled, small bump to foot of front board; an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with toned spine.
First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US earlier the same year, and won the USA Scotland Yard Prize for the best detective story of the year. From the publisher’s archive.
£375

 

STRAHAN, Kay Cleaver.
Death Traps.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1930
Octavo. Original black cloth lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Front hinge cracked, offsetting to end papers, in the dust jacket with light soiling to panels, light shelf wear, publisher’s pencil notation to front panel and ink number to rear panel. A very good copy.
First edition first impression. The publisher’s file copy with Archive stamp to half title.
£150

 

STRAHAN, Kay Cleaver.
October House.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1931
Octavo. Original black cloth lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Occasional spotting to pages, in the dust jacket with chip to front top edge and top end of spine, creasing and several inch closed tear to lower end of spine and lower front panel. A good copy.
First edition first impression. The publisher’s file copy.
£75

 

TAYLOR, Gay.
No Goodness in the Worm.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1930
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Spine-ends lightly bumped, even strip of browning to each free endpaper as usual. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a sunned spine lightly rubbed at the extremities.
First edition, first impression, the publisher’s retained copy with the corresponding pencil-mark to the front panel of the dust jacket. The author’s first novel, also published in the US later the same year, was partly based on her illicit relationship with writer A. E. Coppard. Taylor, born Ethelwyne Stewart McDowall, married Harold Taylor in April 1920 and with him co-founded the Golden Cockerel Press, together publishing Coppard’s first collection of short stories, Adam and Eve Pinch Me, in 1921 (ODNB).
£475

 

TEILHET, Darwin and Hildergarde. The Broken Face Murders. A Baron von Kaz Detective Story

TEILHET, Darwin and Hildergarde.
The Broken Face Murders. A Baron von Kaz Detective Story – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in orange. With the dust jacket. Scattered faint mottling to spine and rear board. A very good copy in the spine-sunned dust jacket with a blue ink-stain to the foot of the rear panel.
First UK edition, first impression, the publisher’s retained copy with their ink-stamp to the title-page. Originally published in the US earlier the same year, this first UK edition is highly uncommon in this condition with the dust jacket.
£225

 

TEILHET, Darwin and Hildergarde.
The Crimson Hair Murders. A Baron von Kaz Detective Story – BOOK SOLD
London: Victor Gollancz 1937
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in orange. With the dust jacket. Edges lightly foxed, faint spotting to margins of prelims. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket.
First UK edition, first impression, the publisher’s retained copy with their ink-stamp to the front pastedown, title-page and front panel of the dust jacket. Originally published in the US the previous year, this first UK edition is represented in only five copies in libraries worldwide (of which two in the British Library), and is considerably scarce in commerce in this condition with the dust jacket.
£500

 

52 WOLFERT, Ira.
Tucker’s People.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and some nicks to extremities.
First UK edition, first impression of this novel about a New York gangster. First published the previous year in the US. From the publisher’s archive with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper, and the title page.
£250

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