Challenge. Vita SACKVILLE-WEST.


1923: George H. Doran & Company,

First Edition. First edition. First Issue. 8vo. 297pp. Rare Publishers First Issue lime green boards with orange lettering to spine & front board. Cancel titlepage (as called for). A near fine copy with no marks to boards. Mildest lightening to spine & very light wear only to extremities. Internally clean with no inscriptions. From the Larry McMurtry Collection (bookcollector & author) with his distinctive bookplate to front endpaper. A very fresh and clean copy of the very rare first issue of Sackville-West's most important & rarest title.

Challenge was banned in the UK until 1974 - the novel is based on Vita's love affair with writer & socialite, Violet Trufusis.

Cross A9a - Cross also notes that "no dustwrapper seen for the First Issue".

Item #100404

Price: £300.00