Two volumes in black cloth with gilt lettering. Small area of slight dulling to cloth on one volume. Very light dicoloration to spines of jackets. Very light wear to slipcase. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: COLLECTED LETTERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE (2 ...
Zustand: Near Fine
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung New York: Viking Press, 1962. Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Volume 1: Introduction, Who’s Who in the Letters, the Letters: 1903-1920; lvi, 1-638. Volume 2: The Letters: 1921-1930, Appendix: Introduction by Aldous Huxley to the Letters (1932), Index to Recipients, General Index; 639-1307. The original black cloth is in excellent shape, with gilt facsimile signature on the upper boards and lettering on the spines all bright and crisp. The unclipped dustjackets are very good, showing just light rubbing about the edges, with one tear at the base of spine on the dustjacket of volume one. The original slipcase shows a bit of wear, having protected the books and jackets well; it is still straight and solid, with only a touch of sunning at the opening and surface tears at the rear with no loss. [Please see images of actual books.] The interiors are bright and crisp but do contain occasional penciling by my late philosopher-father including a brief note, again in pencil, of ‘key letters’ on the rear pastedowns. “[T]o Lawrence personal communication was a necessity that involved his whole being. And although his letters are astonishingly abundant, particularly for a man so often ill who died fairly young, most of them display the vision of an artist, the challenge of a prophet, and the intensity of a man implicated almost religiously in all the little daily things that make up existence.” As with every book from my father's collection, tipped in at the front is a small, attractive, acid-free bookplate, pictured on my homepage. All books are wrapped with special care and are shipped promptly-----domestic sales are sent with 'delivery confirmation' tracking; international sales are sent via global priority. However, international shipping costs would probably be prohibitive for these two heavy books in their slipcase. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 001917