We are pleased to present our latest catalogue of Gissing material. It has been rather a long time coming, but we hope it will seem worth waiting for. It has been significantly enhanced by the acquisition of part of the collection of C. C. Kohler, who, of course, preceded us as Gissing specialist bookseller.
Highlights include not only the rare first edition of Workers in the Dawn, of which only 49 copies were sold in the year of publication, but also two other scarce Gissing three-deckers: The Unclassed and The Nether World, the yellowback of New Grub Street, copies of all of the Harvester Press editions including the original two volume set of Isabel Clarendon inscribed by the publisher, and a set of Robert Shafer's edition of Workers in the Dawn, inscribed by Shafer. All of Gissing's major works are included.
The arrangement of the catalogue differs from our earlier ones in that we have followed the sequence in Pierre Coustillas's George Gissing: The Definitive Bibliography (item 608). The importance of this to any Gissing collector or scholar cannot be overstated and we would urge you all to buy it! It contains a wealth of fascinating information and has been of significant help to us in compiling this catalogue.
Because we have used the references from the Bibliography in our description of each item, we have not given full collations. We, have however, tried to provide good descriptions of the condition of the books (erring on the side of emphasising deficiencies) but we will be happy to provide more detailed information or to email photographs of particular items.
We aim to produce our next catalogue for the conference planned for 2007 but until then please use this catalogue as a reference for ordering from us - individual items will, ofcourse, change, but similar items at similar prices will usually be available. We are always glad to receive requests for particular items, whether it be elusive rare editions or inexpensive reading copies, and will do our best to supply whatever customers want. If you have any queries, please contact us.
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