RARE SUPPRESSED FIRST ISSUE OF JOHN GALSWORTHY'S CAPTURES, ONE OF ONLY 12 KNOWN ADVANCE COPIES RELEASED BEFORE SUPPRESSION
GALSWORTHY, John. Captures. London: William Heinemann, 1923. Octavo, original blue cloth, uncut. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and full morocco pull-off case. $4200.
First edition, rare suppressed first issue, one of only 12 advance review copies, of this collection of 16 stories.
A collection of 16 short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author of the Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy. "Reading another Galsworthy short stories, essays or poems book… is like following a team, or a sportsman, in a familiar game, and seeing the supported colors come to the defeat of a gentleman. It is again Galsworthy's code of gentility, of 'cricket,' against a more material, coarse-fibred world that is revealed in his latest collection of short stories, Captures" (New York Times). Extremely rare first issue, one of only 12 known advance review copies, with the "New Fiction" page; these copies were suppressed and the page was removed from the second issue. Without rare original dust jacket.