Lot 140 of 443:
Hume Nisbet author's copy with original painting 1/25  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Hathor and other Poems

Author:
Nisbet, Hume

Place:
London

Publisher:
Greening & Co.

Date:
1905

Description:

xx, 331, [1] + [4] ad pp. With original signed watercolor frontispiece by the author, title page vignette and one illustrated plate. (4to), original quarter brown morocco and green cloth with author's facsimile signature in gilt, gilt spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt; some pages uncut. No. 6 of 25 copies of the "Author's Edition."

Inscribed and signed by the author on leaf following the title: "This edition is limited to 25 copies of which this is No. 6 - Hume Nisbet."  At the top corner of the same page is inscribed: "To dearest Lily with fondest love from Heliotrope - Oct. 13, '21." James Hume Nisbet was a Scottish-born novelist and artist, many of whose thrillers are set in Australia. He published 40 novels between 1888 and 1905. Hathor and Other Poems was the first volume featuring his poetic and dramatic works. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some wear and soiling to boards, areas of scuffing to leather, some dampstaining to rear board; frontispiece and title page detached together and laid in, interior otherwise solid with scattered bits of light foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
287242a
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