Available at Bookends
Bookends of Fowey is the leading stockist of all works by, and relating to, Daphne du Maurier.
We always stock an excellent range of Daphne du Maurier’s novels, short stories, plays and biographies in a number of different formats and a range of prices. This can include rare examples of Daphne du Maurier’s works, signed copies and interesting items of ephemera. We also have a range of biographies and other books providing information about Daphne du Maurier, her family and associates, copies of the works of George du Maurier and Angela du Maurier and theatre programmes, postcards and other ephemera relating to Gerald and Muriel du Maurier.
On this page we will show you a changing selection of the various items that we have available for sale.
For more information e-mail us at email@example.com or telephone us during shop hours (9.30am-5.30pm, Mon-Sat and 11am-4pm, Sun) on 01726 833361.
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Signed copy of Jamaica Inn
It is a very rare thing for us to find a signed copy of Jamaica Inn.
This copy is an early American edition published by Doubleday, probably in 1936, but not a first edition. It is a hardback copy in dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is a little grubby, faded to the spine and is quite rubbed to all edges. There is brown tape to the inside of the dustwrapper to strengthen the rubbed areas; it is now in a protective cover to prevent any further deterioration. The green cloth boards are just a little marked and the page tops and rough cut page edges are a little foxed and discoloured. There is very occasional foxing to the pages.
The book is late signed, in blue biro, on the title page ‘To Roy, With best wishes from Daphne du Maurier 1987'.
Over all this is a lovely copy of a rare and precious du Maurier title.
Daphne du Maurier Drawing
This is a limited edition print of a drawing of Daphne du Maurier at about the time of her 70th birthday. The artist is Lisa Cooper, who lives in Cornwall, and we stock a number of items of her work.
This particular drawing is part of her ‘Lines of Thought’ series of authors, which also includes pictures of William Golding and Rosamunde Pilcher.
At Bookends of Fowey we are sometimes fortunate enough to be able to showcase Lisa’s original pieces of work and, when they have sold, we then sell her limited edition prints.
My Cousin Rachel - 1st Edition
My Cousin Rachel is one of Daphne du Maurier’s most famous novels. It was first published in 1951 and first edition copies in their dustwrappers and in good or better condition are now quite difficult to find.
This copy is a first edition, the dustwrapper is a little marked, with rubbing and some short tears to the edges, and it is now in a protective cover to prevent further deterioration.
The cloth boards and the contents are very clean but there is some foxing to the page tops and edges and to the half title page. There is also a small crease to the top corner of the first two pages. However this copy provides a perfect opportunity to own a very acceptable copy of this book.
The Cornish Review Second Series, Number Two, Summer 1966
The writer Denys Val Baker was a Welshman who made his home in Cornwall. He edited two series of The Cornish Review from 1949-1952 and from 1966-1974. Within the covers of these fascinating journals are contributions from, or about, all the writers, poets, artists, sculptors and other creative people living and working in Cornwall at the time. They are little time capsules of all that was going on in the Arts in Cornwall at a very productive time and provide an excellent source of information on a wide range of people and subjects.
This particular copy, which we are fortunate to have available for sale at the moment, includes articles by names including W.S. Graham, F.E. Halliday, D.M. Thomas and Judith Cook. It also includes a great article about Daphne du Maurier by E.W. Martin, Daphne’s short story The Old Man and a somewhat severe sketch of her by Stuart Armfield.
Daphne du Maurier Book Title Mugs
Bookends of Fowey designed the Daphne du Maurier Book Title mugs in 2010 and they include all the titles of her works that had been published up to that date.
Because they were designed here they are only available from Bookends of Fowey.