Item #15133 KANGAROO. D. H. Lawrence.


New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923. Original blue-grey cloth lettered in gilt, with pictorial dust jacket.

First (American) Edition, published in the same month as Secker's UK edition, with priority uncertain.

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 US edition and Secker's UK edition were published in September 1923 (the UK edition includes several paragraphs at the end that are absent from this US edition).

This volume is in fine condition, though as usual the cover gilt is not exactly bright; the color pictorial dust jacket, unclipped, is in very good-plus condition (minor wear at its extremities, though even at the head of the spine, print is not affected). In our experience, both the UK dust jacket and this US jacket are quite uncommon. See Roberts A26. Housed in a blue cloth clamshell case with leather label. Item #15133

Price: $1,050.00

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