The White Peacock. D. H. LAWRENCE, David Herbert.

The White Peacock

New York: Duffield & Co., 1910. First Edition. First printing of Lawrence's first published book, preceding the London edition by one day and genuinely rare in the First Issue, with only a handful of copies recorded in commerce over the past thirty years (indeed, the catalog for the 1994 Bradley Martin sale at Sotheby's calls the book "extremely rare," noting that "...the first issue with the 1910 copyright notice on verso of the the title page is thought to exist in only a handful of copies"). APG 001a. ROBERTS A1a. First Issue, with title page bound integrally with "1910" copyright statement on verso. Octavo (19cm); publisher's blue-green pictorial cloth, stamped in white and black on spine and front cover; 496pp. Spine faded, with titling nearly rubbed away; peacock device and lettering on front board partially flaked, but still perfectly legible; else a firm, pleasing, Very Good copy. In custom cloth and morocco clamshell case.

Price: $4,250.00

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