3 March 2004
MOORE, George Augustus (1855-1933). A Modern Lover. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1883.
3 volumes. 8° (189 x 120mm). 31 pages of advertisments at end of vol. III. (Dark pencil mark on M5, vol. I) Original green cloth with title, author's name, and date diagonally lettered in black on front cover, spines gilt, morocco-backed green cloth slip-case. Provenance: purchased from Anderson Galleries, New York, 31 March 1937, lot 263, $30.
FIRST EDITION. FINE COPY of Moore's first novel. A Modern Lover, set in Bohemian society, was banned by circulating libraries, as was Moore's second novel, A Mummer's Wife. Moore attacked this censorship in a pamphlet, Literature at Nurse printed in 1885. Gilcher A5 (state 1). (3)
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