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In A German Pension (The First UK Printing) by  Katherine Mansfield - First UK Edition - 1911 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 111175)

In A German Pension (The First UK Printing)

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In A German Pension (The First UK Printing)

by Mansfield, Katherine

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  • hardcover
  • First
Very Good++
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About This Item

The First UK Printing published by Stephen Swift in 1911 (nd). The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. A relatively cheap production from a small publisher. Moderate pushing at the spine ends. Gilt titling slightly dulled. A little loss at the upper spine hinge. The lower front corner is rounded and may be a production fault or how it was actually published. Some very light age related markings and wear. The binding remains tight. The text block is only lightly toned. One previous owner's name to the front pastedown. Blind stamp 'Presentation copy' to the title page. Housed in a custom solander box with gilt titling by Temple Bookbinders. Published by the ill-fated Stephen Swift (aka Charles Granville) who ended up imprisoned for bigamy and his publishing company liquidated in 1912. This first printing is only one of 500 copies. This edition was followed by two further reprints of 500 copies in January and in May/June 1912. The title was then not republished until 1926 after the author's death, when her husband John Middleton Murry had it reprinted. Extremely scarce with such attributes. The first time we have handled such a copy. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


Bread soup was placed upon the table. Ah, said the Herr Rat, leaning upon the table as he peered into the tureen, that is what I need. My 'magen' has not been in order for several days. Bread soup, and just the right consistency. I am a good cook myself - he turned to me.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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In A German Pension (The First UK Printing)
Mansfield, Katherine
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
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First UK Edition
Stephen swift
Place of Publication
Date published
Germany, Mansfield, Modernism, Pension, Swift

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Leicester, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We are a family-run business in the city of Leicester. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over 250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are members of the PBFA.


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