Zuleika Dobson: An Oxford Love Story. London: William Heinemann, 1911.
8vo (190 x 130 mm). Original smooth brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. Some darkening at rear gutter, tail of spine bumped, shelfwear; jacket creased at lower edge of upper panel and upper edge of lower panel, spine darkened and chipped at head and tail, edgewear, archival tape reinforcements on verso.
FIRST EDITION IN RARE DUST JACKET of Beerbohm's only novel. Laid in to this volume is a June 27, 1924 letter from an editor at Heinemann to Frederick B. Eddy explaining the variant bindings of this work: "... the original binding, as chosen and approved by the author, was the style in smooth cloth and small lettering. / When early copies, done in this style, were shown to the libraries, they objected to smooth cloth because it finger-marked badly, and to the small lettering because it was not readable at a distance. / Therefore, when we published the book, we bound it up in two styles—one chiefly for library use in a rough cloth with ordinary lettering and the other in the style chosen by the author. / We would certainly consider the latter to be the original as it was the first shown to the trader before publication."