A collection of her first editions, inscribed to Valerie Grosvenor Myer:

Drabble (Margaret)

A collection of her first editions, inscribed to Valerie Grosvenor Myer:

- Wordsworth [Literature in Perspective series]. Evans Brothers, 1966, pp. 159, foolscap 8vo, original boards and dustjacket, inscribed 'For Valerie, With love, Maggie Drabble' - The Waterfall. A Novel. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969, crown 8vo, original boards and dustjacket, inscribed 'For Valerie who did a particularly good job on this one – Maggie' - The Ice Age. A Novel. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1977, pp. 297, 8vo, original boards and dustjacket, inscribed 'For Valerie, Michael, who have been warm friends through the icy years, with much love, Maggie Drabble' - Hassan's Tower. Los Angeles, CA: Sylvester & Orphanos, 1980, pp. [vi], 25, 8vo, original buckram with design in gilt to both boards, slipcase, laid in two postcards from Drabble to Grosvenor Myer, and an invitation to the launch of her edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature

Description: FIRST EDITIONS, the last ONE OF 4 'AD PERSONAM' COPIES, some with VGM's notes in pen or ink to margins, 8vos, original cloth or boards, with dustjackets where applicable, condition ranging from very good to fine

Publication Details: various, 1969- 1980

Notes: Valerie Grosvenor Myer published the first monograph on the work of Margaret Drabble in 1974; the two were contemporaries and friends, and this group of presentation copies speaks of their mutual respect and admiration. The postcards laid in to the latest work in the group take the form of an invite to a private party ('do hope you can come') and a note regarding the death of Drabble's mother ('It's true that she didn't want to survive') that demonstrate the intimacy of their relationship. [With:] Roxman (Susanna) Guilt and Glory: Studies in Margaret Drabble's Novels, 1963-80. Stockholm: Almq...more

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Price: £800

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1980

Stock Number: 66206

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