London: Jonathan Cape, (1926). First edition, signed, limited. Hardcover. 320 pp., octavo, full vellum over boards, leather spine label, jacket, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Vellum boards bowed, jacket moderately scuffed and worn, tape reinforcement to underside at jacket spine ends, jacket price-clipped. Item #22995
Coppard's sixth book, containing the short stories The Field of Mustard; Fifty Pounds; The Truant Hart; Olive and Camilla; The Man from the Caravan; The Funnel; Christine's Letter; The Bogey Man; The Old Venerable; Judith; and The Two Wretches. Limited editiion of 85 signed copies, this number 55. Additionally, the author has penned a 4-line quotation from Schopenhauer on the limitation page: "How learned many a / man would be if he / knew everything that / was in his own books! / Schopenhauer." From the library of John K. Martin (of Black Sparrow Press) with his small exlibris label to rear pastedown.