MOORE, George Augustus (1855-1933). Celibates. London: Walter Scott Ltd, 1895. 8° (185 x 125mm). 8 pages of advertisements at end. Original red cloth with title and author's name in gilt on front cover, spines gilt. Provenance: Arthur Symonds, inscription on half-title ('George Moore has been described as the English Zola. All his life he has been seeking a style and he has not found one. He has never attained ease in writing; the construction of sentences may drag, but not the construction of character. He receives impressions, he forms opinions, and he states his opinions, simply, without conceiving the need of reservations.') -- purchased from Howard Mott, New York, 17 February 1942, $15. FIRST EDITION. Moore held Symons in high esteem and dedicated his next work Evelyn Innes, 1898, to him ('To Arthur Symons and W.B. Yeats two contemporary writers with whom I am in sympathy.') FINE COPY. Gilcher A21.
MOORE, G.A. Memoirs of my Dead Life. London: Heinemann, 1906. 12° (191 x 123mm). Original blue cloth, with dust-jacket (spine torn), brown half morocco case. With typed letter, 8°, 1 page, to Edwin Leonard, M.D., New York signed by George Moore in answer to the former's request for a signed photograph '... perhaps it would be better for you to send him [William Gray, photographer] a dollar and instruct him to send me the photograph, which I will sign and forward to you.' FIRST EDITION. Gilcher A29.
MOORE, G.A. The Brook Kerith. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. 8° (250 x 160mm). With 12 engravings, 9 of them plates, by Stephen Gooden. (Some offsetting.) FIRST AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Number 149 of 500 copies, signed by the author and the artist. Original half vellum, spines gilt, with green half morocco case. With autograph note, tipped in on flyleaf, dated January 26, signed by George Moore to his publisher ('I shall be glad if you will let me know how many copies of The Brook Kerith remain unsold. P.S. Do you need a translation from the French or the German for if you do I can recommend a man that will do the work as well as it can be done.') FIRST AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Number 149 of 500 copies, signed by the author and the artist. Gilcher A35-3b.; and another 6 works, all FIRST EDITIONS, (9)