The Dream and the Business 1

T. Fisher Unwin, , 1906


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Product Description

First edition. Not an uncommon first edition, but very uncommon In the dust jacket, which utilises the same Aubrey Beardsley artwork(originally purchased by Unwin for an earlier poster) as the book and also features advertising for other Unwin titles to both the rear panel and flap. Despite the mention of a business in the title, and the woman in the illustration gazing longingly across a street at a bookshop, this is sadly not a story about a woman who dreams of owning and running a bookshop, it seems from a quick skim to be a novel revolving around love, marriage and human relations, though I may have missed the crucial sections that mention the bookshop. The book is firmly bound in the publisher’s cream and blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in red, black, yellow, pink and green, the extremities are bumped and rubbed. The text block is toned and slightly foxed. The dust jacket is the original, it is toned and grubby with areas of loss, rubbing and creasing, there are also splits at the folds and closed tears, however it has been professionally conserved with the judicious application of tissue to the reverse.