Item #301668 New Grub Street. George Gissing.
New Grub Street

New Grub Street.

London: Smith, Elder, 1891.

First edition, one of 500 copies. [vi], 305, [1], [2, ads]; [vi], 316; [vi], 335, [1] pp., with half-titles in all volumes. 3 vols. 8vo. Original blue-green crackle-grain cloth stamped in black. Near fine copy in superior condition (faintest rubbing to tips) Coustillas A9a; Collie IXa; Sadleir 971; Wolff 2552. Item #301668

A near fine copy of the first edition of Gissing's grim tale of the lower depths of literary London, where aspiring writers, journalists and critics negotiate the often incompatible demands of integrity and commercial success. "[Gissing's] strongest book, an acknowledged classic. Its main characters have become recognized symbols of the many shades of professional integrity and adaptability in the literary world, shades not substantially affected by the passing of the years" (ODNB).

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