Lot 367 of 459:
Mortimer Collins, The Ivory Gate finely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$48
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$10 - $100

Title:
The Ivory Gate

Author:
Collins, Mortimer

Place:
London

Publisher:
Hurst and Blackett

Date:
1869

Description:

2 volumes. Half-titles present. (8vo), finely bound in later tan half calf and marbled boards, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. First Edition. 

An amusing novel, with a contemporary setting by the English poet and novelist, about the early career of Paul Veryan who had "four things to hinder him: his luck, his intellect, his temperament, and his temper." Veryan eventually becomes, for lack of any other occupation, a novelist. The Ivory Gate is probably a bit autobiographical, for Mortimer Collins struggled as a poet and wrote novels only as a last resort to support his family. Scarce.


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Condition:
Rubbing to joints and extremities; toning to interiors; very good.

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Item number:
290680a
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