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28 March 2019

Modern First Editions

Lot 14

Beryl Bainbridge, near-complete set of Works, including novels, short stories and non-fiction, first editions, signed by the author [most London, 1967-2005]

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Estimate £200 - £300 + fees

Sold Price £480



Beryl Bainbridge, near-complete set of Works, including novels, short stories and non-fiction, first editions, signed by the author [most London, 1967-2005]


 


a group of 22 volumes, comprising: A Weekend with Claud (1967, authors first novel, booklabel removed from pastedown, a few chips and creases with slight loss to upper edges of dust-jacket), Another Part of the Wood (1968, head of dust-jacket spine creased), Harriet Said... (1972), The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), Sweet William (1975), A Quiet Life (1976, price clipped), Injury Time (1977, price clipped), Young Adolf (1978, price clipped), Winter Garden (1980), Watson's Apology (1984, spine of dust-jacket faded), English Journey (1984), Mum & Mr Armitage, selected stories (1985), Filthy Lucre (1986), Forever England (1987), An Awfully Big Adventure (1989), The Birthday Boys (1991), Something Happened Yesterday (1993, paperback, spine faded), Every Man for Himself (1996), Master Georgie (1998), According to Queeney (2001), Front Row, evenings at the theatre (2005), all signed by the author, all original cloth or boards unless specified, original dust-jackets, a fine set overall, 8vo


 


Near complete set of works from celebrated and prolific author Beryl Bainbridge (d. 2010), missing only The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress, which was published after her death and completed by Bainbridge's biographer Brendan King in 2011, and her Collected Stories of 1994.