Item #5778 INCLINATIONS. Ronald Firbank.


London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1916. First Edition. "Inclinations, as its title announces, is about the propensities, and more specifically about the sexual propensities, of a number of women...One of these, really a girl, is Mabel Collins, who ends by marrying an Italian count. She is contrasted with another woman, Geraldine O'Brookmore – Gerald to her friends – whose inclinations are toward Mabel...Since he depicts Gerald as a Lesbian and a bluestocking, takes both Gerald and Mabel as tourists to Athens, and surrounds them with more tourists, Firbank comments on a number of things in addition to inclinations" (Benkovitz, p.154). Benkovitz A3. Item #5778

First Impression, one of 500 copies. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; hunter green topstain; dustjacket; [8],9-200pp, with pictorial frontispiece and one illustration by Albert Rutherston (Rothenstein). Crown gently nudged, else Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, with light wear to extremities, a few tiny nicks and tears, and mild dust-soil to spine and panels. This copy without the publisher's 8pp catalogue, which Benkovitz cites as lacking in some copies (with no bearing on priority).

Price: $750.00

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