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JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : SEA URCHINS.

JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : SEA URCHINS.

London : Lawrence & Bullen, 1898. First edition. An early collection of fifteen short stories.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],(244),[iv]pp. Original pictorial orange cloth, the upper cover with a grinning sailor seemingly with his feet on the wrong legs; some very slight wear to extremities; faint spine creasing; a few slight marks; a little shaken and slack, but still a very good and bright copy. With the contemporary ownership inscription of the old Etonian engineer Alec George Vaughan-Lee (1868-1960). Lamerton A3a/L. Bleiler p.108.

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JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : SALTHAVEN.

JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : SALTHAVEN.

London : Methuen & Co., (1908). First edition : with the advertisements dated August 1908, but without the "a" signature on the half-title noted by Lamerton.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (viii),(310),[ii] + 40pp advertisements. Twelve plates by Will Owen (1869-1957). Original dark green cloth, blocked in black and gilt, and lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine; some minor wear to extremities; Time Book Club label on rear paste-down; a few slight marks, but a very good, bright and sound copy. Lamerton A12a/1.

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JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : SHIP'S COMPANY.

JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : SHIP'S COMPANY.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1911]. First edition : in the primary binding, without the wheel ornament below the publisher's imprint on spine. Twelve short stories, illustrated by Will Owen (1869-1957).
Crown 8vo (20cm). xii,272pp. Frontispiece and twenty-five illustrations. Original deep orange cloth; lightly rubbed and just a little marked; small Times Book Club label and contemporary date-stamp on rear paste-down; very mild spotting of endpapers, but still a nice copy. Lamerton A14a.

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JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : THE MONKEY'S PAW : A FACSIMILE AND TRANSCRIPT OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT.

JACOBS, W.W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943 : THE MONKEY'S PAW : A FACSIMILE AND TRANSCRIPT OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT.

Lancaster (PA) : Hazelwood Press, 1998. First edition : limited to 300 numbered copies. An elegant production, the facsimile and transcript accompanied by the text of the original 1902 book publication, essays on the manuscript, on Jacobs, and the history of this much-filmed story by John Jascoll, Chris Lamerton, John Cloy, Anthony James and David Karpeles.
Crown 4to (24cm). xii,[4] - 36 leaves of facsimile - 37-(102)pp. Tipped-in portrait and Maurice Greiffenhagen illustration. Original orange cloth, lettered and decorated on upper cover in black, lettered down spine in gilt; very good indeed.

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