ZULEIKA DOBSON or an Oxford Love Story

(London: William Heinemann, 1911).

RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. A fantasized distillation of the Oxford atmosphere of the 1890s. Beerbohm’s writing was characterized by elegance and a light but incisive touch of irony and wit. He was an associate in the 1890s of Wilde and Beardsley, the Rhymers’ Club, the Bodley Head Publishing circle and the New English Art Club. George Bernard Shaw, in his valedictory essay in the Saturday Review, dubbed him “the incomparable Max”. Beerbohm was hired by the Saturday Review to replace the retiring Shaw. This was Beerbohm’s only novel. Item #31674

First edition and printing, binding state A and one of only 2150 copies thus. 8vo, publisher’s original light brown cloth, the spine lettered in gilt. 350, [1] pp. A very good copy of a book nearly impossible to find in fine condition, the text is very clean with the normal foxing present only on the prelims and edges, the binding is solid and has very little wear or fading, there is a faint remnant of a sticker which was once on the spine panel.

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Price: $850.00