Lot 156 of 377:
An Heiress on Condition, short story by George Gissing  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
An Heiress on Condition
Author:
Gissing, George
Place:
Philadelphia
Publisher:
Privately Printed for the Pennell Club
Date:
1923
Description:

Vignette title-page by Joseph Pennell of the Pennell Club's logo. 4to, original blue quarter cloth, blue-gray paper boards, gilt lettering. First edition, number 21 of 48 numbered copies. 

A short story by Gissing written in 1880, but originally rejected by publishers and then neglected until it was unearthed by a Gissing collector, who arranged for this fine press edition in 1923. There appear to have been a few "unnumbered" copies issued, and that is supported by OCLC.  NCBEL III, 1001; not described in Collie, though noted on page xiii.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Edgewear; very good.
 
Item number:
300111
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