The Awkward Age.London: William Heinemann, 1899 Stock Code: 123935
NotesFirst edition, with the second variant binding of the publisher's catalogue, without "The Latest Fiction" listed on the final page. (Although BAL list the variants with no priority, Sadleir argues that the listing with "The Latest Fiction" is the earlier form.) The UK edition was published on 25 April 1899, a fortnight before the American edition. The Awkward Age was first serialized in Harper's Weekly between October 1898 and January 1899, with minor revisions to the text made for the book's publication.
Octavo. Original blue diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, four irises blocked in blind on front cover, publisher's device in blind on rear cover, edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom blue morocco backed solander box.
Complete with the unopened 32pp. publisher's catalogue. Title page printed in red and black.
Spine faintly toned, minor rubbing to extremities, foxing to endpapers and book block edge; a very good, bright copy.
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