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Selected works of W W Jacobs

By W W Jacobs

1902-14 - London - Hodder and Stoughton, Hurst and Blackett, George Newnes, Methuen and Harpers.

8" by 5"

 

DETAILS

A selection of nine works by this twentieth century writer.

The volumes present and their editions are:

Odd Craft is a first edition.
Many Cargoes is the twenty-sixth edition.
Ship's Company is the first edition.
Short Cruises is the first edition.
The Lady of the Barge is the second edition, as stated, published same year as the first.
Dialstone Lane is the first Methuen edition, before this the work was originally published by Messrs, George Newnes Ltd. in 1902.
Night Watches is a first edition, and is the binding state with the gilt stamping to spine.
Sailors' Knots is a first edition.
Captain's All is a first edition.

With nine plates to Captains All, appears to be lacking one plate.

With twelve plates to The Lady of the Barge, appears to be lacking plate from page 50 titled 'What's That Cried the old Woman'.

With a frontispiece and two colour plates to Night Watches, appears to possibly be missing three plates.

With twelve plates to Sailor's Knots, complete.

Odd Craft has fifteen plates, appears to be lacking one plate from page 146 titled 'Poaching said the old man, aint what it used to be...'

With 38 illustrations to Short Cruises, complete.

With twenty three illustrations to Ship's Company, complete.

No illustrations to Many Cargoes.

Set is collated, some volumes are lacking plates, as stated in detail above.

W W Jacobs was an English writer of short stories and novels. Much of his work was humorous, however he is best remembered for his short horror story 'The Monkey's Paw' which can be found to The Lady of the Barge.

CONDITION

In original red cloth pictorial bindings. Externally, all volumes are generally smart with slight bumping to the Head and tail of spines. Spine to Night Watches is rubbed at the gilt and slightly faded compared to other volumes. Pictorial boards to Dialstone Lane is also rather rubbed. Small patches of rubbing to the joints. Front hinge to Short Cruises is strained but firm as is front hinge for Night Watches. Rear hinge to Night Watches is slightly strained but firm as is the rear hinge for Sailors' Knots. Small stamp to verso of title page of Short Cruises 'The Chapel River Press Kingston Surrey'. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1914 to half title page of Night Watches. Prior owner's signature to half title of Many Cargoes, Adams. Evidence of bookplate removal to Many Cargoes. Prior owner's signature to recto of front endpaper to Captain's All dated 1905.  Internally, most volumes are generally firmly bound though strained in places. Binding for Captain's All and Night Watches are tender. Several plates to Captain's All are disbound. Several pages to Many Cargoes have been trimmed shorter at the bottom edge than others. Tears to top corners of pages 179-182 of Ship's Company not affecting text. Mostly, pages are generally bright with scattered spots throughout, heavier to the first and last few pages. Pages of Ship's Company has offsetting to endpapers and is clean throughout. Overall: GOOD.


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