Look! We Have Come Through! - D. H. Lawrence 1917 - Chatto and Windus, London - First Edition A rare example of the first edition. One of 500 copies. The first printing consisted of 1,000 copies, of which 500 were sold to Huebsch as sheets for the American edition which was published a year later, which is sometimes mistakenly presented as the first edition. Housed in bespoke morocco and cloth slipcase with spine lettered in gilt.

A collection of poems, autobiographical, which form Lawrence’s poetic account of his life with Frieda (Baroness von Richthofen) shortly after they had eloped to Germany in 1912 where Lawrence was arrested for spying. Frieda’s father intervened and the couple then walked south over the Alps to Italy, many of the poems are set in the beautiful mountain country through which they passed.
  Published 26 November 1917 at 5s.

Provenance: From the Birch collection with their leather armourial bookplate ‘
Tout en Bonne Heure’.

Reference: Roberts,
Bibliography of D. H. Lawrence, A10.a.

Octavo (book size 21.3x17.5cm), pp. 163 [1] [3 (publisher’s ads)] [1]. In later salmon-red cloth, brown paper label lettered in red to spine (extra label tipped in at rear), all edges trimmed. This appears to have been rebound in cloth to match the original and new spine labels produced (the original labels where white and printed in lower and upper case, the label son this copy are on brown paper and printed in upper case only.
  Condition: Near fine, some toning to spine label, light foxing to first and last few sheets, rebound to match the original in salmon-red cloth and matching spine labels.   Ref: 110738   Price: HK$ 4,500