|Dust Flower, The|
Citation: London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c1923].
Edition: First UK edition.
THE | DUST FLOWER | BY | BASIL KING | Author of "The Empty Sack," etc. | [ornament: company monogram] | HODDER AND STOUGHTON | LIMITED LONDON Framed in an ornate cartouche.
TITLE-PAGE VERSO: (bottom): Made and Printed in Great Britain Butler & Tanner, Ltd., Frome and London DEDICATION PAGE: none. FLYLEAF: (top): [rule], title, [rule]. FLYLEAF VERSO: lists 4 titles by King, all published before 1923. ILLUSTRATIONS: none. PAGES/HEIGHT: [1-4] 5-320 / 18.0 cm. TEXT: First UK text setting. COVER: paper over boards, coarse-weave grain / red. (front): four vertical bars with drapery design, all blind stamped. (front, top): [ornament: company monogram], blindstamped. (spine, top): [double-rule box], title, [small ornament], author's name, all in black. (spine, bottom]: [company monogram], [triple rule], [double rule], company name, [double-rule box], all within an ornate cartouche. DUST-JACKET: paper / yellow background. (front, top): author's name, [notation: Arresting and romantic story...], and title, all in black on yellow panel. (front, middle to bottom): [illustration: woman seated and man in waves], all in colour. (front, bottom): company initials, in yellow on a black panel. (spine, top): title, in black. (spine, middle): author's name, in black. (spine, bottom): [price: 2/-]; [small illustration: ship firing flare], in black; company initials, in yellow on black panel. (back): blurb on author and 2 of his titles, all in black against yellow. (front and back flaps): list of 1924 titles. COPIES EXAMINED: pc(dustjacket) NOTE: First UK edition, [c1923]. The British Library Public catalogue lists the publicationdate as 1923. The dustjacket lists titles from 1924. Notation on p. 320 (bottom) reads: Printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner Ltd., Frome and London Musson, Hodder & Stoughton's Canadian agent, appears to have imported this edition for sale in Canada. It appears in the "New Books" list, priced at $2.00 in early 1923 [Bookseller and Stationer 39.1 (Jan 1923): 53], although it was advertised for the Fall of 1922 [B&S 38.9 (Sep 1922): 30].
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