Item Details

Price: $2,250
PJP Catalog: 67.358

The Complete Series, All Fine, All with Jackets


(London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1928-29). 203 x 149 mm (8 x 5 7/8"). 18 volumes.. EACH VOLUME ONE OF 500 COPIES (of 530 total), EACH SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Original paper boards in pastel colors (cream, brown, or gray) with contrasting monochrome ink titling and decoration, original dust jackets in each case, duplicating the printed covers, untrimmed edges; SEVEN VOLUMES ENTIRELY UNOPENED. Dust jacket spines a bit faded, one spine somewhat frayed and chipped, isolated minor spots, smudges, or small tears to jackets, but still AN EXTREMELY DESIRABLE AND ATTRACTIVE SET, PARTICULARLY FINE INTERNALLY, the texts--over a third of them obviously unread (because unopened)--with few signs of use.

This is a rare set of the entire series of 18 works making up the "Woburn Books," finely printed pieces on good quality paper written and signed by modern British authors, with all of our volumes in their original dust jackets. The 18-volume set is comprised of: (1) "The Sword of Wood," G. K. Chesterton, 25 pp.; (2) "The Dewpond," T. F. Powys, 29 pp.; (3) "A Wedding Morn," Sheila Kaye-Smith, 50 pp.; (4) "Portrait of the Misses Harlowe," Martin Armstrong, 26 pp.; (5) "The Apple Disdained," R. H. Mottram, 30 pp.; (6) "The Man Who Missed the Bus," Stella Benson, 31 pp.; (7) "Rawdon's Roof," D. H. Lawrence 32 pp.; (8) "The Old Dovecote," David Garnett, 27 pp.; (9) "The Male Impersonator," E. F. Benson, 28 pp.; (10) "Alice and The Lost Novel," Sherwood Anderson, 27 pp.; (11) "Full Circle," Algernon Blackwood, 22 pp.; (12) "The Linhay on the Downs," Henry Williamson, 26 pp.; (13) "Fame," May Sinclair, 40 pp.; (14) "The Goldfish under the Ice," Christopher Morley, 26 pp.; (15) "A Ghost in the Isle of Wight,"Shane Leslie, 30 pp.; (16) "The Shout," Robert Graves, 31 pp.; (17) "Trial by Armes," Joseph Hergesheimer, 30 pp.; and (18) "Some World Far From Ours," Sylvia Townsend Warner, 31 pp. Stray copies of individual volumes from this series can be found pretty easily, but the complete set of the "Woburn Books" is not common, especially in jacket.