Item #15132 KANGAROO. D. H. Lawrence.


London: Martin Secker, (1923). 6 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, with dust jacket.

First (English) Edition, which consisted of 3,000 copies.

KANGAROO is Lawrence's Australian novel; at one time he expressed the desire to write a novel for each of the world's continents, and he might have accomplished this ambition had he been permitted a few more years of work...[Roberts]

But he and Frieda moved on to Taos in September 1922, and had settled in by the time both this UK edition and Seltzer's US edition were published in September 1923 (priority uncertain, but both that month: the UK edition includes several paragraphs at the end that are absent from the US edition).

This volume is in fine condition, with the gilt still bright; the dust jacket is near-fine, with one chip at the foot of its spine, and minor wear at other edges and folds. In our experience, this UK dust jacket is quite uncommon. Roberts A26. Housed in a handsome clamshell case of marbled paper-covered boards, cloth spine, and leather label. Item #15132

Price: $1,100.00

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