Lot 118 of 302:
Proofs of 1st American Edition of Hardy's Winter Words  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres

Author:
Hardy, Thomas

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Macmillan

Date:
1928

Description:

184 pages. (Oblong 4to) loose sheets, set up mostly two pages per sheet on the rectos only, with a few sheets halved. First American Edition, advance page proofs.

A substantial, though slightly incomplete, set of the original letterpress page proofs of the first American edition of Hardy's last volume of poetry. Based on a pencil routing note in an unidentified hand on the outer leaf, this set was apparently sent by Macmillan to the Book League Monthly magazine, with published Winter Words, in a somewhat different order, in their December, 1928, issue.  The New York Macmillan edition was published in November, and allowing for production time and the usual post-dating of periodical issues, the Book League Monthly would have by necessity had to work from page proofs. The absence here of a few poems cannot be accounted for, but their removal was apparently conscious because the instances of halving of the sheets correspond to the omissions.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
In very good condition, enclosed in a chemise and cloth slipcase.


 
Item number:
299908e
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.