Item #773 The Magic Toyshop. Angela Carter.

The Magic Toyshop

London: Heinemann, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition, preceding the American. Her 2nd novel and much her rarest, a fiendish horror that’s hardly ever for sale at all, and never for sale this nice (the scary jacket illustration was quickly replaced for Heinemann’s 2nd printing). The book has a 3–line gift inscription otherwise it is fine. The 1st printing dustjacket has a single 1/2” edge tear otherwise it is near fine, and this jacket fades easily and soils even easier, but the whites on our jacket are so white that they call the cops on all the other jackets. fine / near fine. Item #773

The Magic Toyshop found some praise from reviewers but sold slowly and it took her a few more books to get a following of readers. Now, 30 years after her death, she remains the principal maker of women’s lore. The universities know all about her, and their students hear lectures on her all the time but, so far, her 1st editions have not been eagerly hunted by collectors to the degree they will be, and The Magic Toyshop is the one to start with or it will be the one you never get.

Price: $2,000.00

See all items by