48
48
Chesterton, G.K.
GREYBEARDS AT PLAY. LONDON: R. BRIMLEY JOHNSON, 1900
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
48
Chesterton, G.K.
GREYBEARDS AT PLAY. LONDON: R. BRIMLEY JOHNSON, 1900
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Chesterton, G.K.
GREYBEARDS AT PLAY. LONDON: R. BRIMLEY JOHNSON, 1900
8vo (185 x 140mm.), PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("Violet Boileau | from Gilbert Chesterton") together with a three stanza verse on front free endpaper, FIRST EDITION, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, 7pp. publisher's advertisements, 2 blank pages and 1p. publisher's advertisement at end, collector's orange morocco-backed folding box, occasional light soiling, minor splitting to upper hinge, boards chipped at extremities with minor loss to upper cover at foot of spine
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Provenance

Violet Bentley, authorial inscription

Literature

Sullivan 1

Catalogue Note

"You will not like my pictures or my rhymes
The scanty fruits of a disgusting mind..."

A PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION COPY OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK.

The recipient, Violet Boileau (d. 1949), married E.C. Bentley in 1902. Bentley had been a schoolfriend of Chesterton's and was the dedicatee of this volume.

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