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Ashton Rare Books

Specialising in High Quality Fine Editions. Particularly Modern First Editions (Fiction), Plays (mainly 20th century), Signed and Association copies, Uncommon Editions, Children's Literature (mainly 20th century) and illustrated books. We are members of both the PBFA and ABA and practise under their guidance.

A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle


The First UK printing published by William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London in 1926. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. The correct first issue with original dark blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and a double rule border in blind to the front cover enclosing a gilt vignette. Very slight rubbing to the spine ends and corners. A little toning to the text-block. Internally clean with only very light offsetting and spotting to the prelims. The WRAPPER is compete and is in Very Good++ condition. A little marking in places with some toning to the spine, folds and edges. Mild edge wear with a few nicks and a little loss at the upper spine end. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. An unusually sharp copy of M'Dairmid's key work - The nicest copy we have handled to date.