London: Elkins Mathews & Marrot, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition / Very good condition (DJ). Item #017001
A complete set of the Woburn Books each in their original dustjacket. Minor shelfwear to bindings. Minimal foxing in some instances. The spines of the dustjackets are all lightly browned, and many have tiny chips to the extremities, small tears, small tape repair/strengthening on the reverse of some edges, and other minor defects; protected in archival mylar. The endpapers of most volumes are toned. Limited edition of 530 copies of which the first 500 were for sale. Published in 1928: 1) The Sword of Wood (Not numbered) by G.K. Chesterton, 25 pp.; 2) The Dewpond (No.255) by T.F. Powys, 29 pp.; 3) A Wedding Morn (No.446) by Sheila Kaye-Smith, 50 pp.; 4) Portrait of the Misses Harlowe (No.304) by Martin Armstrong, 26 pp.; 5) The Apple Disdained (No.205) by R.H. Mottram, 30 pp.; 6) The Man Who Missed the Bus (No.286) by Stella Benson, 31 pp.; 7) Rawdon's Roof (No.43) by D.H. Lawrence, 32 pp. (small piece clipped off of dj inner front flap); 8) The Old Dovecote (No.468) by David Garnett, 27 pp. Published in 1929: 9) The Male Impersonator (No.511 for presentation) by E.F. Benson, 28 pp. (dj spine chipped); 10. Alice and The Lost Novel (No.192) by Sherwood Anderson, 27 pp.; 11) Full Circle (No.480) by Algernon Blackwood, 22 pp.; 12) The Linhay on the Downs (No.152) by Henry Williamson, 26 pp.; 13) Fame (No.458) by May Sinclair, 40 pp.; 14) The Goldfish under the Ice (No.23) by Christopher Morley, 26 pp.; 15) A Ghost in the Isle of Wight (No.487) by Shane Leslie, 30 pp.; 16) The Shout (No.144) by Robert Graves, 31 pp. (dj spine torn); 17) Triall by Armes (No.239) by Joseph Hergesheimer, 30 pp.; 18) Some World Far from Ours (No.236) by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 31 pp.