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

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An Heiress on Condition

Gissing, George


Privately Printed for the Pennell Club



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.

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Edgewear; very good.

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