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1 Beresford, J.D. Peckover
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons (c.1935) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dj Illustrated by (dj) Paul Laune 
(price-clipped) [solid copy, only light shelfwear but quite a bit of fading to cloth at edges and spine, slight soiling to bottom page edges; jacket edgeworn, with a few small tears, scuffing/rubbing to front panel, very faded at spine (although title, decoration, and publisher's name still stand out)]. The story of a henpecked husband who, for twenty years, "suffered the tortures of a shrill, petty and bullying wife" -- until one evening, he lost his memory! "The adventures which then befell him, his meeting with the healthy, jovial Minnie Guest, his success in business, and gradually the re-entrance of his wife into his life, are dramatically and skilfully related in one of the most successful stories of a dual personality since Stevenson's masterpiece [i.e., 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde']." The author was quite prolific, having published his first novel in 1911 (this was his forty-second book, per the jacket blurb); a significant portion of his early work was in the science-fiction, horror and ghost-story genres. (**) 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 Beresford, J.D. The Early History of Jacob Stahl [*SIGNED*]
London Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. 1921 NO 3rd impression Hardcover Good Signed by Author
(no dust jacket) [moderate wear to extremities, front hinge weak, ffep nearly detached, rear hinge cracked but not split, browning/discoloration to endpapers and half-title page, spine cloth somewhat faded and gilt lettering dulled]. INSCRIBED ("To Mr. & Mrs. G.P. Putnam / with sincerest good wishes") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, additionally dated Dec. 1921 in his hand. Later printing of the first novel (and first installment of a trilogy) by this author who is better remembered for his science fiction and horror stories. Putnam's was the author's American publisher for a number of years; an uncommon signature. Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Beresford, J[ohn] D[avys] The Old People
New York E.P. Dutton & Co. (c.1932) NO 1st [U.S.] Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj) "HR" 
[light shelfwear, short diagonal crease to bottom corner of Contents page; jacket a little edgeworn, faded at spine (still readable, just leached of most color), with some minor smudging/rubbing to the rear panel]. "Triumphantly embark[ing] on a literary trail Galsworthy has blazed for English novelists," gushes the jacket copy, the author "tells the story of a representative English family, which, after a long and honorable lineage, has grown too thin and for the sake of posterity accepts into its circle a daughter of the professional classes." In a brief introductory note, the author announces his intention for this book to be the first of a trilogy tracing the Hillington family from 1867 to 1932 -- and by golly if he didn't make good on his promise in right short order, with the publication of "The Middle Generation" (1933) and "The Young People" (1934). 
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