Almost Lost : A Tale of Old Pye Street

By: Greenwood, James

Price: $495.00

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London: Diprose & Bateman, 1883. Undated [1883]. George MacDonald's copy of this scarce English novel, with his bookplate on the front pastedown and his signature at the head of the title page. Noted perhaps best for At the Back of the North Wind, MacDonald was a prominent author and scholar of the 19th century who wrote mainly for the child in every reader. There is a verse written in blue colored pencil on the half-title: "Strait is the road? Oh! not too strait / If it be straight & lead straight home / Strait straight it stops at heaven's wide gate / And all beyond is largest room". The signature matches another book we have that is signed by MacDonald, but the verse may be in another hand, or he may have written by MacDonald from an awkward position - the slant is entirely different from his handwriting, but shares quite a few characteristics. Three quarter leather over red pebble-textured cloth, all edges, tinted red, patterned endpapers, 264 pages. Externally quite worn, with spine strip chipped off (most of it is laid in the front of the book), front cover hanging on by one binder's cord. Internally much better, with sound text with no loosened pages, pages clean with no additional markings. . Inscribed by George MacDonald, Another Author. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Title: Almost Lost : A Tale of Old Pye Street

Author Name: Greenwood, James

Categories: Fiction, Literature, Poetry, Literary History,

Publisher: London, Diprose & Bateman: 1883

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 002153