George Norman Douglas (1868-1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. His first book publication, Unprofessional Tales (1901) was written under the pseudonym Normyx. He moved to Capri, spending time there and in London, and became a more committed writer. South Wind (1917) remains Douglasas most famous work; however ...
George Norman Douglas (1868-1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. His first book publication, Unprofessional Tales (1901) was written under the pseudonym Normyx. He moved to Capri, spending time there and in London, and became a more committed writer. South Wind (1917) remains Douglasas most famous work; however it has been argued that his best work was in his travel books which combine erudition, insight, whimsicality and some fine prose. These works include Siren Land (1911), Fountains in the Sand, described as arambles amongst the oases of Tunisiaa (1912), Old Calabria (1915), Together (Austria) (1923) and Alone (Italy) (1921). In the 1920s, perhaps piqued by D. H. Lawrenceas success with Lady Chatterley, Douglas published Some Limericks, an anthology of more-or-less obscene limericks with a mock-scholarly critical apparatus. This classic (of its kind) has been frequently republished, often without acknowledgement in pirate editions. His other works include London Street Games (1916), They Went (1920), Nerinda (1929), One Day (1929), and Birds and Beasts of the Greek Anthology (1927).
Good. No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Text unmarked. Wriring in pencil on free endpage. Endpages tanned. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Blank bookplate on front pastedown. Top edge gilt. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Boards lightly bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 147481.
Very Good Plus. Octavo. pp. viii, 302. Frontispiece with tissue guard plus 23 plates, map, 1 text illustration. Green cloth, front cover lettered and illustrated in black, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Free endpapers tanned, small, neat pencil notes to front free endpaper, several neat ink corrections to the index. Very light rubbing to tips, otherwise a very clean, very good, square, tight copy.
Lightly rubbed at tips of spine, spine slightly askew, else a very good, bright copy. DOUGLAS, Norman. SIREN LAND. [Woolf A13a; of the 1500 copies printed, 200 were published in New York by E. P. Dutton & Co., and 890 copies were pulped by the publisher, leaving only 410 copies for English distribution]. Octavo, olive pictorial cloth, decorated in black on the front cover, spine stamped in gilt, pp. viii, 302, top edge gilt, Illustrated (with black-and-white plates). Scarce; Connolly 100, 'Modern Movement' title (#20).
Very Good. JM Dent and Sons, London 1911. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1911 with no additional printings. Green cloth boards. Illustrated plates. Signed by Norman Douglas to the author Frederic Prokosch on the title page. Prokosch's bookplate at the front endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light shelf wear, light spots, age toning.
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