The PRIVATE PAPERS Of HENRY RYECROFT. George . Phillips Gissing, Catherine Coffin - Former owner, 1857 - 1903, 1874 - 1942.

The PRIVATE PAPERS Of HENRY RYECROFT.

New York: E. P. Dutton & Company 31 West Twenty - Third Street, (n. d.). Later US Edition (2nd ?), ca 1912. First published in the US by Dutton in 1903. xii, [4], 279, [3] pp. Last leaf blank. Crown 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-3/8". Original publisher's deep maroon cloth binding with gilt stamping. Floral graphic blindstamped to front board. Square & tight, only light binding wear. Bookplate of Catherine Coffin Phillips. Few spots of foxing to top edge. Withal, a VG+ copy. Item #50222

Gissing's classic tale of one who loved books & reading, and was "an instant success when it appeared in January 1903.." [Collie, p. 97].

This edition often mis-identified as the "1st US", no doubt from the publisher statement on the title leaf verso: "First Edition Published in 1903", referring to the earlier Dutton edition, which has "1903" printed on the t.p., and a statement about using the British sheets on the title leaf verso.

Price: $45.00