RARE COLLECTION OF 12 FIRST EDITIONS BY ACCLAIMED IRISH AUTHOR WILLIAM TREVOR
TREVOR, William. Collection of 12 novels, stories, and short story compilations. London: Hutchinson, Bodley Head, Lemon Tree, Clarion, (1965-90). Twelve volumes. Octavo, original paper boards, original dust jackets. $2750.
Collection of 12 first edition novels, stories, and short story compilations by three-time Whitbread Prize-winner and five-time Booker Prize-nominee William Trevor, signed in one volume by Trevor.
"Because [Trevor's] prose is as plain and natural as daylight, his tremendous achievement seems effortless. Though he shares much of the richness of his countrymen Yeats and Joyce, he avoids their sourness of spirit, and though his vision of the human tragedy can be as dark as that of the Greeks, it is also deeply, though never entirely, comic" (New York Times). This collection includes the following titles: The Boarding-House (1965); The Love Department (1966);); Elizabeth Alone (1973); Angels at the Ritz (1975); Old School Ties (1976); The Children of Dynmouth (1976); Lovers of Their Time and Other Stories (1978); Other People's Worlds (1980); Beyond the Pale (1981); Fools of Fortune (1983); The Silence in the Garden (1988) and Family Sins and Other Stories (1990). Elizabeth Alone is signed on the title page by Trevor. Family Sins is a first edition, second printing. Early price sticker on front flaps of Old School Ties and The Love Department. ISBN sticker on front flap of Beyond the Pale. Publisher's prospectus for Death of a Professor laid in. Owner gift inscription on limitation page of Dreaming. Early price sticker on front flaps of Old School Ties and The Love Department. ISBN sticker on front flap of Beyond the Pale. Publisher's review slip laid into The Day We Got Drunk on Cake.
Books generally about-fine to fine, dust jackets generally near-fine to fine. An exceptional collection of William Trevor works, including six signed copies.