GOOD. Tight, clean interior, light age soil to exterior, slight tilt to spine, no dust jacket. Softened spine ends, starting to fray. Rough spots inside front and back cover where book plates have been removed, Autobiography of British author (1868-1952) who spent his life one jump ahead of scandal and whose works and person appeared in the fiction of other prominent authors of his day (Joyce, Nabokov, Burgess, Davies).
Note: This is Volume II only. Chatto and Windus 1933. One of the limited sets of 500, but Douglas signed Volume I, not Volume II. Red buckram spine over decorated boards. Very good clean copy with some slight wear to top of spine. Hopefully you can match this up to complete the set.
Very Good. Book A first edition thus of Norman Douglas' autobiography Looking Back. Initially published as a limited edition two volume set in 1933, here Douglas looks back at his writing career and life, one in which his work, particularly his travel books and novel South Wind, earned him significant acclaim. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally quite smart, there is some sunning to backstrip, as well as markings to boards and wear to extremities. The hinges are somewhat tender. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are generally bright and clean, aside from some foxing to the endpages. There isbookplate to pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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