Very scarce with the original wrappers
Proust, Marcel ~ The Guermantes Way : 2 Vols. Set : Very Scarce With The Wrappers
Chatto and Windus, London : 1925
A 2 Vols. set : The First UK printings published by Chatto and Windus, London in 1925. Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff. From the personal collection of literary agent David Higham with his neat penned name to the front blank end-papers of both volumes. Both BOOKS are in Very Good++ condition with the publisher's original cloth and top-stain still present. Gilt titling to the spines. Many pages remain unopened. Slight toning to the text-block and page edges. Some very mild spotting to the text-block. The WRAPPERS are in Very Good+ condition. Some toning, especially to the spines, folds and to the edges in both wrappers. Vol.1 wrapper has a small marginal tear to the rear lower edge and rear lower flap fold. Mild edge-wear to the spine ends. Vol.2 wrapper has a 5cm closed tear along the upper front spine fold and a much larger closed tear across the front panel. The extremities are lightly worn with a tiny area of loss to the lower front spine fold. Despite the description, both copies present very well in the removable Brodart archival covers. The third title in the 'Remembrance of things past' series. Extremely scarce with the wrappers, with only one copy having appeared at auction in the last 40 years. Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good+