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Benson, Stella. Christmas Formula and Other Stories. William Jackson (Books) Ltd., London, 1932.

Price: US$35.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is a signed limited edition. This is # 306 of 550 copies. spine and covers a bit sunfaded. This is No. 11 of the Furnival Books. Foreword by Geoffrey West. 67 pages. Size: 6 3/8 x 10 "

Seller: Chequamegon Books, Washburn, WI, U.S.A.

Benson, Stella. Christmas Formula and Other Stories: Being No. 11 of the Furnival Books. William Jackson (Books), Ltd., London, 1932.

Price: US$45.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Brown cloth cover with gilt lettering on spine and top cover. Cover has very light rubbin on lower edges at corners. Corners are sharp. Binding sound. Top edge gilt and lightly tarnished. This is copy no 97 of 550 copies, of which 500 were for sale. Signed by author on limitation page. Pages remain unopened at fore edge folds. Woodcut frontis by Clare Leighton. Publisher correction slip tipped in (Joiner and Steele Ltd publised the later numbered Furnival Books with the William Jackson imprint). There are light pencilled bookseller marks on the front endpapers, otherwise book is unmarked. Issued without DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages

Seller: James F. Balsley, Bookseller, Williamsburg, VA, U.S.A.

Stella Benson. Christmas Formula and Other Stories. Chiswick Press, London, 1932.

Price: US$71.68 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 67 pp. No. 11 of Furnival Books. Tipped-in note on title-page states that 'Furnival Books are now published by Joiner & Steele, Ltd.' 'The name 'William Jackson (Books) Ltd. has been retained on title-page in order that the set of twelve books may be typographically uniform'. No. 195 of Limited Edition of 550 copies, signed in ink by Stella Benson. Frontispiece is fine woodcut by Clare Leighton; Foreword by Geoffrey West. Title and author in gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Pages partially uncut; teg. Some foxing to eps; no internal markings. A Very Good copy.

Seller: Almeria Books, Exeter, United Kingdom

Stella BENSON. Christmas Formula and other Stories. With a Frontispiece by Clare Leighton and a Foreword by Geoffrey West. Being No. 11 of the Furnival Books.. [Chiswick Press for] William Jackson,, 1932.

Price: US$78.19 + shipping

Description: Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original oatmeal buckram gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 550 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (THIS COPY NO. 464). Tipped to title is the scarce printed slip announcing that Furnival Books are now published by Joiner & Steele. Contains the stories 'Tchotl', 'Christmas Formula' and 'A Dream'. Furnival Books, No. 11; NCBEL IV, p.524.1

Seller: Island Books, Thakeham, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Benson, Stella. Christmas Formula and Other Stories. William Jackson (Books) Ltd., London, 1932.

Price: US$100.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Cloth, gilt, 67 pp., front.; 26 cm. Furnival books, no. ll. Printed at Cheswick Press. With a frontispiece by Clare Leighton, and a foreword by Geoffrey West. SIGNED. A near-fine copy with light shelfwear to boards. "Of this book there have been printed at the Chiswick Press 550 copies, signed by the author, of which 500 are for sale." This copy is Number 48. From the library of Sophie Beauvoir Norris, whose bookplate, designed by Eugene Belville and dated 1910, is on the front paste-down endpaper (inside front cover). Includes a dramatic Art Deco frontispiece by Clare Leighton. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller: LEFT COAST BOOKS, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.

Benson, Stella. Christmas Formula and Other Stories. Chiswick Press for William Jackson, London, 1932.

Price: US$150.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: 67 pages. Limited edition, first printing. Number eleven of the Furnival Books. One (189) of 550 copies signed by Benson on the colophon. Foreward by Geoffrey West. Illustrated with a woodcut by Clare Leighton. Fine book with the original glassine dust jacket and paper end flaps mostly intact. A beautiful copy!

Seller: Fireproof Books, MINNETONKA, MN, U.S.A.

Stella Benson. Christmas Formula. London - Joiner and Steele, William Jackson, 1932.

Price: US$156.39 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: A collection of short stories by Stella Benson. With a frontispiece. This is number 11 of the Furnival Book Series. There is a note tipped in stating the 'The Furnival Books are now Published By Jointer and Steele Ltd. The Name William Jackson. . . Has Been Retained on the Title page In Order that the Set of Twelve Books May Be Typographically Uniform. ' First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 221 of 550 copies printed at the Chiswick Press. Signed by the author below limitation statement. Stella Benson was an English feminist, novelist, poet and travel writer. Condition: In publisher's full cloth binding. With gilt stamping to the front board and spine. Externally, very smart with bumping to the extremities in addition to the head and tail of spine. Bookseller's label to the rear pastedown, Coates and Bairstow. Internally, firmly bound. Slight offsetting to title page. Pages are brightwith just the odd spot. Overall: NEAR FINE.

Seller: Rooke Books PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom

Benson, Stella. CHRISTMAS FORMULA AND OTHER STORIES. William Jackson (Books) Ltd. / Joiner & Steele, Ltd., London, 1932.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Description: Large octavo. Gilt polished buckram, t.e.g. Frontis by Clare Leighton. Trace of foxing to endsheets, else near fine in torn glassine and paper flap dust jacket. First edition, published as #11 of the Furnival Books. Foreword by Geoffrey West. With the usual tipped-in sheet recording the assumption of the series by Joiner & Steele. Copy #5 of 550 numbered copies (500 for sale), printed at the Chiswick Press and signed by the author. In addition to being signed on the limitation page, this copy is inscribed by Benson to the publisher "For Mr. A.W. Steele." It is also signed by West at the end of his Foreword, and by Leighton in the margin of the frontis. Those copies offered for general sale were signed only by Benson.

Seller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.