The Grand Inquisitor.

(Lawrence.) DOSTOEVSKY (F.M.)

The Grand Inquisitor.

Translated by S.S. Koteliansky. With an Introduction by D.H. Lawrence.

Description: [ONE OF 300 COPIES?] printed on Kelmscott handmade paper, this copy out of series and marked 'Printer's copy', title printed in black and turquoise, typographic headpiece to text in turquoise, pp. xvi, 36, 8vo, original quarter vellum with marbled paper sides, rather rubbed at edges with a couple of light marks, edges untrimmed, a couple of faint spots to endpapers, bookplate and ownership inscription to front endpapers, good

Publication Details: (Printed by George W. Jones at the Sign of the Dolphin for) The Aquila Press, 1930

Notes: The Aquila Press issue is scarce - its number unknown, with the colophon stating the same limitation as the Elkin Mathews & Marrot issue of the same year, from whose type it was printed. In Simon Finch's Lawrence catalogue of 2002, he notes the present issue as being 'considerably less common'. In relation to the text, Lawrence's Introduction is substantial - assessing his own response to the larger novel, The Brothers Karamazov, from which this celebrated chapter (the 'whole clue' to the author, Lawrence reports Katherine Mansfield as having told him) is extracted, over a period of some fifte...more

Bibliography: (Roberts B28, note)

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Price: £200

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1930

Stock Number: 66918

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