First Edition of SONS AND LOVERS
Lawrence, D.H. SONS AND LOVERS. London: Duckworth & Co., 1913. vii, , 423 pages, plus publisher's catalog (19,  pages) at rear. Original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. 19 x 14 cm. Spine ends worn with short splits (0.5 cm or less) to base of joints; slight creasing near head and tail of spine. Corners bumped (especially on the front board which shows some rippling to the surrounding cloth); corners also worn with 2 cm split to cloth along fore-edge of the front board. Spine a bit cocked. Cloth is a trifle dull and shows several light spots. Pictorial bookplate of previous owner with Moroccan theme on front pastedown. Title leaf slightly pulled at base; book is over-opened between dedication and contents leaves, but holding firmly; hinges are intact. Scattered foxing to prelims and first few leaves; occasional marginal foxing elsewhere and a few traces of marginal soiling; short (0.5 cm) tear to base of one leaf; minuscule tears to several leaves at fore-edge. Still a good copy.
FIRST EDITION. Early and perhaps the first issue, with a dated, cancel title page. Roberts gave this issue priority (calling it the first of three "variants.") Schwartz identifies this as a second issue, giving priority instead to copies with undated, integral title pages. Roberts notes that review copies have been found with both of these variants of the title page and suggests that Schwartz may indeed be correct. However, both bibliographers agree that copies with integral, dated title pages were issued later. Roberts and Poplawski (3rd. ed.) A4. Schwartz, "1,100 Obscure Points," p. 27.
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