Walmsley (Leo) AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS
Thirty 8vo volumes, FIVE WITH AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE, various imprints (UK and US), Jenkins, Collins, Nelson et al., publisher's cloth, with dust jackets unless stated otherwise, varying degrees of ware:
Flying and Sport in East Africa, 1920, Blackwood, rubbed blue cloth, jacket, good; The Silver Blimp, 1921, three copies in three different editions; The Lure of Thunder Island, 1923, jacket badly chipped, foxing to block edge, with three further editions; The Green Rocket, 1926, lacking d.j.; Toro of the Little People, 1926, author's presentation inscription, lacking d.j., with a US first; Three Fevers, 1932, a first British and US edition; Phantom Lobster, 1933, two copies, one of which signed; Foreigners, 1935, signed, foxing to edge of block; Sally Lunn, 1937, signed, with a first printing of the US edition (lacking d.j.); Love in the Sun, 1939, with wrap-around 'Book Society Choice' band; Fishermen at War, 1941, a first British and US edition; So Many Loves (autobiography), 1944, with a US first of the same book under title Turn of the Tide, 1945; Master Mariner, 1948, clipped author's signature pasted in; Invisible Cargo, 1952; The Golden Waterwheel, 1954; The Happy Ending, 1957; Sound of the Sea, 1959; Paradise Creek, 1963; Angler's Moon, 1965.
From a private collection, many vols with bookplates or other ownership signatures and inscriptions, w.a.f. (30)