FORM OF DIARY (two volumes).
Pushkin Press, 1939, 1st edn. 1st state and 1st edn. 2nd state, [iv], 444pp and [iv], 444pp, 1st state: black buckram lettered in gilt at spine, with the original title page crediting the authorship to E.C. otherwise identical to the later issue; 2nd state: as first but with with a cancel at the title mounted on the stub of the original title; both states, fore and lower edges uncut, described by many as a largely unpunctuated 'stream of conciousness' narrative, 2nd state dustwrapper: grey background lettered in red with a quote from George Bernard Shaw, with a promotional band repeating the GBS quote, the quote from GBS omits the phrase 'if you do not die a lunatic' (p291) (which may be significant), 1st state: lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned and a little foxed, light foxing to endpapers, no dustwrapper; 2nd state: lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned and a little foxed, faint foxing to endpapers, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbed at tips, promotional band a little foxed, both darkened at spine, 1st state: very good; 2nd state: very good plus in a very good dustwrapper and band,
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Keywords: fiction diary