Item Detail

Item Number 6937
Title Peacock Pie signed presentation copy
Author De La Mare, Walter
Condition NF/NONE
Publisher Constable
Place Published London
Date Published 1913
Edition 1st English Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes Lovely example of this scarce book and quite unique as it has excellent provenance as a presentation copy. It has been signed twice; once on the front end page: "Walter de la Mare 1929", and also a Christmas card, with the text being "The Hostage" by de la Mare, has been tipped into the book between the verso of the front end page and the half-title page, and signed and inscribed: "Walter de la Mare with all good wishes, for Samuel Heiman". Samuel Heiman's small bookplate is also present on the front pastedown, and the title page has been embossed "Presentation Copy" in the upper corner (presumably by de la Mare). Mr. Heiman was a famous book collector living in New York City in the early 1900s who was noted for always wanting to get personal inscriptions from authors he enjoyed and collected. Part of his collection was sold off in a sale of books 'from the library of R. E. Blackshaw, Chicago, and Samuel Heiman, New York' held the end of April 1926 by the American Art Association, Inc. The book is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt printing and outlining on the front panel. It has just a tiny fraction of spine slant and a touch of shelfwear to spine ends and corners, but otherwise is in excellent condition: clean, tight, and has no previous owner writing in it. The binding cloth is protected by a clear removable mylar cover. No dustjacket present. Poetry, divided into the following 'divisions' with several poems in each section: Up and Down, Boys and Girls, Three Queer Tales, Places and People, Beasts, Witches and Fairies, Earth and Air, and Songs. ; 8" x 6"; 122 pages; Signed by Author
Keyword(s) Signed Books,Poetry,Presentation Copy,Samuel Heiman
Category(ies) 1st & Limited Editions - Signed,General Fiction 1sts,Art Photography Poetry Music Drama
Price $765.00