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Title: Three Lives. Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha and The Gentle Lena.
Description: John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1915. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The first English edition of the author's first book, one of 300 copies (from an initial print run of 1,000 which made up the 1909 first edition) printed and bound in the US and offered to the UK market with a cancel title page but retaining the US publisher's imprint at the base of the spine. 8vo. 279pp. Blue vertically ribbed cloth lettered in gold at spine and upper board. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, with a little loss, and with just a touch of further chafing to corner tips. Masonic bookplate (Library of the Masonic Homes Elizabethtown, PA.) to front pastedown alongside a similar inkstamp and with a second stamp to the base of a single text leaf. A lengthy but superficial crease to the half-title, and with a short tear to the head of one text leaf and one more to the base of another. A very good copy of an uncommon book. No dust wrapper called for. Wilson A1b. Very Good.


Price: GBP 350.00 = appr. US$ 499.79 Seller: Clearwater Books
- Book number: ARC91722

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