Cloth is tanned on spine and extremities, covers moderately foxed, a number of pages of text have two small indentations in fore-edge margin, else a good to very good copy, with the text quite fresh and clean. DOUGLAS, Norman. SOME LIMERICKS. Collected for the use of Students, & ensplendour'd with Introduction, Geographical Index, and with Notes Explanatory and Critical by Norman Douglas. [see Woolf A27a, differing in a number of ways from Woolf A27a, including: binding is stamped on spine only--stamped in black, front cover plain, leaves measure 9 1/2 by 6 3/16 inches, verso of half-title blank [i.e. no printed colophon leaf on (p. 2); otherwise paginated as A27a]. Large octavo, rough tan linen (Woolf calls for "golden rough linen"), flat spine stamped in black, lettered (up): "NORMAN DOUGLAS: SOME LIMERICKS", 97 printed pages (followed by blank page , blank leaf [99-100]). An unrecorded piracy of "Some Limericks, " with 1928 publication date. "The bibliography of 'Some Limericks' is as tangled as an old sewing-basket, and it is not surprising...that patient research has failed to penetrate the shady sponsorship of the later editions..."--Woolf p. 93.
Good. No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Superb collection of very obscene limericks with commentary by Norman Douglas. Hand numbered limited edition 145/750. Spine coming away, some cracking to hinges, would benefit some gentle restoration. Rare.
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