One of our Conquerors ... In three Volumes ...

London: Chapman and Hall ... 1891.

3 vols., 8vo., completely unopened, in the original blue coarse-morocco cloth, the covers blocked in black, the spines blocked and lettered in gilt (the standard binding for this book, which is known in a number of variants); with, as usual, a list of Meredith’s works on the verso of the front free endpaper; apart from a little foxing this is in the exceptional fine condition that one might expect from an unread copy; blue cloth slip-case.


US $488€448

Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
One of our Conquerors ... In three Volumes ...

Checkout now

First edition of a ‘striking study of marital misery’ (Sutherland). Sadleir 1700.

You may also be interested in...


Memoires de Gaudence de Luques, prisonnier de l’Inquisition … Première [– quatrième] partie.

Second edition of this much expanded and altered translation of Berington’s celebrated utopian novel, Memoirs of Sigr Gaudentio di Lucca (1737). The Memoirs enjoyed immense popularity, undergoing at least twelve eighteenth-century editions in English and contemporary translations into French, German and Dutch. With the author thought to be George Berkeley, the great Christian idealist, ‘it attained to a rank and dignity comparable to that of the Republic of Plato, the Utopia of Sir Thomas More, and the New Atlantis of Lord Bacon’ (Lee M. Ellison, ‘Gaudentio Di Lucca: a Forgotten Utopia’, PMLA, L [1935], 494-509).

Read more


The Revenge for Love.

First edition, very scarce in the dust-jacket, of ‘one of Lewis’s finest novels … a brilliant novel of character’ (Bridson, The Filibuster), set in pre-Civil War Spain and centred on an incident of Communist gun-running on the border. ‘Here for once, Communism is accepted as a fact of life – and one which can even be treated dispassionately as the sincere faith of a professional revolutionary’ (ibid.) Lewis thought it ‘the best complete work of fiction I have written’, but Cassell demanded numerous changes to avoid possible libel suits and tried to offload the work onto Jonathan Cape.

Read more