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.
First edition. Orange cloth gilt. Very slight soiling, and barely noticeable fading to the spine, about fine. One of 750 numbered copies for subscribers, none of which were for sale. This particular copy has been designated by Douglas as copy number (Roman Numeral) I and Inscribed: "For S.A. / N.D. 4-1928." See this book in 3D on our site.
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