London: E.M. Forster, 1910. First edition. Hardcover. g- to g. Octavo. 343pp. + (4) and 8pp. (total of 12 pages of advertisements at the back of the book). Original maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Bottom edge uncut. This is the first edition, second printing, of Forster's masterpiece. The acclaimed novel is a cornerstone of 20th century British literature, and deals with the social conventions, codes of conduct, class structure and interpersonal relationships in early 20th century. The back of the book contains a total of 12 pages of advertisements from the publisher, and other works by Forster. Binding with some smudges and light staining to front and back covers. Spine with light rubbing to hinges, head & tail with some rubbing and bumping. Small closed tears to tail. Some rubbing and bumping along edges and to corners of boards. Interior with foxing along gutters at front and rear endpapers. Starting at p.128, p.256, p.305, p.321, and rear endpaper. Minor sporadic foxing an smudging to pages throughout. Binding in good-, interior in overall good condition.
(Inventory #: 41388)
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