4 June 2008
LAWRENCE, D.H. The Prussian Officer and Other Stories. London: Duckworth and Co., 1914.
8° (185 x 120mm). (Scattered spotting, mostly on edges.) Publisher's original blue cloth, spine and upper side lettered in gilt, publisher's device in blind on lower side, original light green dust-jacket printed in blue (dust-jacket worn and chipped at extremities, dampstain at foot of spine-panel, rear flap detached but present, some tears). Provenance: Louise Burrows. FIRST EDITION, IN THE RARE DUST-JACKET, OF LAWRENCE'S FIRST COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES. Edward Garnet, who saw the work through the press, changed the title from Honour and Arms to The Prussian Officer, to Lawrence's great displeasure. Roberts A6, variant 1 (with 20 pp. of ads).
LAWRENCE, D.H. The Rainbow. London: Methuen & Co., 1915. 8° (190 x 204mm). (Some scattered spotting on edges.) Publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt, upper cover lettered in blind, bottom edge rough-trimmed (light wear). FIRST EDITION. LOUISE BURROWS'S COPY. Burrows was the inspiration for the character of Ursula. The book was judged obscene and of the 2500 copies printed approximately 1200 were seized and destroyed. Roberts A7a. (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June
Composer Jeff Cohen and singer Pauline Texier bring Claude Debussy's recently rediscovered score for Hymnis back to life ahead of its sale in Paris
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Daphne Lingon, Head of Jewellery at Christie’s in New York, on the 'dramatic' ring with which David Rockefeller proposed to Peggy in 1940
A guide to arguably South America’s most famous artist, whose work addresses everything from domestic life to bullfighting