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Where Angels Fear To Tread by E. M. Forster - first Edition - 1905 - from Everlasting Editions (SKU: 557)

Where Angels Fear To Tread

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Where Angels Fear To Tread

by E. M. Forster

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

Published by William Blackwood & Sons, London; 1905. First Edition. 8vo. Condition: Good+. no dj.
This first edition of Forster's first novel is a true rarity. Bound in original blue cloth with black title to front and gilt to spine, there is some general wear to the binding and fading to the spine, partly erasing the E of the author's name and publishing details at base. Inspite of this, the book remains in smart condition.
Inside, the pages are clean and bright with just some light toning and age spotting. There is a neat ownership inscription to half title.The hinges are weakening and open at title page and rear board, otherwise the stitching is tight and pages are clean and smart.
The book is housed in a specially made clam shell case, which is in excellent condition and very smart indeed.
In all, this is a handsome example of this very rare first novel of E. M. Forster, a true collector's item and it would sit well on any shelf.


Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) follows two women to Italy: the widowed Lilia Herriton and her traveling companion Caroline Abbott. Lilia falls passionately in love with the country, and also with a young Italian man. Her decision to remain in Italy enrages her dead husband's family, who send her brother-in-law to fetch her back.


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Where Angels Fear To Tread
E. M. Forster
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William Blackwood & Sons
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About Everlasting Editions

Everlasting Editions sells beautiful rare, collectible and signed first edition books to treasure for a lifetime. We offer a wide range of books rom a variety of genres, but specialising in Modern First Editions and Children's First Editions. Whether you simply collect for the joy of owning beautiful rare books or whether you believe, as we do, that they are a worthwhile investment in a time of economic difficulties, we are confident that we have the right book for you.


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half title
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title page
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A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
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