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Winston Graham – The Poldark Novels – all first printings from Ross Poldark to Bella Poldark – with 7 SIGNED by Graham

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Winston Graham – The Poldark Novels – all first printings from Ross Poldark to Bella Poldark – with 7 SIGNED by Graham

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£3,500.00

All first edition, first printings published by Ward, Lock and Co/Collins/Chapmans and Macmillan. Comprising: ‘Ross Poldark’ – Published by Ward, Lock & Co Limited in London, 1945. This is a very good copy. The dust wrapper has some mild creasing throughout, with notable separation at the spine tips and corners. There are mild handling marks at the rear panel and the spine is sunned. The top and bottom edges are, as mentioned, mildly creased. It has not been price clipped, showing the original 8/6 net price. The boards, though in the original publisher’s cloth, are majorly sunned at the spine though the titling remains clean. There is a slight separation to the bottom edge, and bumping at the tips. The corners are also slightly bumped. The internals are mostly clean, though carry a small but neat previous owners inscription to the front fly leaf. There is slight foxing to the preliminaries. The text blocks are so marginally toned, though free from foxing; ‘Demelza’ – Published by Ward, Lock and Co. in 1946. Original red boards, spine ends a little rubbed but a near fine copy in a very good unclipped dust wrapper; some edgewear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners with a little loss, with a closed tear to the rear fold and some wear to the spine; ‘Jeremy Poldark’ – Published by Ward, Lock in 1950. A near fine book with a small circular stain to the front board. No inscriptions, a little off-setting to the endpapers. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and the corners – clipped and publisher’s reprice. The third and generally regarded as the rarest of the series in first edition form; ‘Warleggan’ – published by Ward, Lock in 1953. A near fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper with two small internal repairs and a little rubbing to the edges – a superb copy of the fourth book; ‘The Black Moon’ – published by Collins in 1973. A near fine book in like unclipped wrapper; ‘The Four Swans’ – published by Collins in 1976. A very good book with a previous owners name and address to the rear of the half-title page. SIGNED and DATED on the date of publication by the Author (17th May 1976). In a very good unclipped wrapper with a little off-setting to the front panel; ‘The Angry Tide’ – published in 1977 by Collins. A fine book in like dust wrapper SIGNED by Winston Graham and the actor, Robin Ellis (who played Poldark in the original Television series in the 70s) to the rear of the half title page. In a fine unclipped wrapper; ‘The Stranger From The Sea’ – published by Collins in 1981. A near fine book in like unclipped wrapper with a little spotting to the flaps. SIGNED ‘With best wishes/Winston Graham/19.10.81’ to the rear of the half title page; ‘The Miller’s Dance’ – published by Collins in 1982. A very good book with a previous owner’s address and name to prelims – SIGNED and DATED (on date of publication – 13.10.82) to the title page. In a very good unclipped wrapper with spotting to the endflaps; ‘The Loving Cup’ – published by Collins in 1984. A near fine book in like clipped wrapper. SIGNED and DATED (on date of publication – 29.10.84) to the title page; ‘The Twisted Sword’ – published by Chapmans in 1990. A near fine book SIGNED and DATED (on date of publication – 28th August, 1990) to the title page. In a near fine unclipped wrapper; ‘Bella Poldark’ – published by Macmillan in 2002. A fine book in like unclipped wrapper – SIGNED without dedication to the front endpaper.
The series follows the story of Ross Poldark, a British Army officer who returns to his home in Cornwall, England, after fighting in the American Revolutionary War. The show is set in the late 18th century and explores Poldark’s efforts to rebuild his life and restore his family’s mining business while navigating the challenges of social and economic changes in Cornwall.
The main character, Ross Poldark, is a complex and charismatic figure who struggles with his own demons and finds himself torn between two women—his first love, Elizabeth, who is now married to his cousin, and a spirited servant named Demelza, whom he eventually marries. The series showcases the class divisions, political unrest, and personal conflicts of the time, as well as the rugged beauty of the Cornish landscape.
“Poldark” originally aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom and was later broadcast internationally. The series garnered a large fan base and critical acclaim for its compelling storytelling, strong performances, and breathtaking cinematography. It ran for five seasons from 2015 to 2019, and each season typically covered two books from the original novel series.


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All first edition, first printings published by Ward, Lock and Co/Collins/Chapmans and Macmillan. Comprising: ‘Ross Poldark’ – Published by Ward, Lock & Co Limited in London, 1945. This is a very good copy. The dust wrapper has some mild creasing throughout, with notable separation at the spine tips and corners. There are mild handling marks at the rear panel and the spine is sunned. The top and bottom edges are, as mentioned, mildly creased. It has not been price clipped, showing the original 8/6 net price. The boards, though in the original publisher’s cloth, are majorly sunned at the spine though the titling remains clean. There is a slight separation to the bottom edge, and bumping at the tips. The corners are also slightly bumped. The internals are mostly clean, though carry a small but neat previous owners inscription to the front fly leaf. There is slight foxing to the preliminaries. The text blocks are so marginally toned, though free from foxing; ‘Demelza’ – Published by Ward, Lock and Co. in 1946. Original red boards, spine ends a little rubbed but a near fine copy in a very good unclipped dust wrapper; some edgewear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners with a little loss, with a closed tear to the rear fold and some wear to the spine; ‘Jeremy Poldark’ – Published by Ward, Lock in 1950. A near fine book with a small circular stain to the front board. No inscriptions, a little off-setting to the endpapers. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and the corners – clipped and publisher’s reprice. The third and generally regarded as the rarest of the series in first edition form; ‘Warleggan’ – published by Ward, Lock in 1953. A near fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper with two small internal repairs and a little rubbing to the edges – a superb copy of the fourth book; ‘The Black Moon’ – published by Collins in 1973. A near fine book in like unclipped wrapper; ‘The Four Swans’ – published by Collins in 1976. A very good book with a previous owners name and address to the rear of the half-title page. SIGNED and DATED on the date of publication by the Author (17th May 1976). In a very good unclipped wrapper with a little off-setting to the front panel; ‘The Angry Tide’ – published in 1977 by Collins. A fine book in like dust wrapper SIGNED by Winston Graham and the actor, Robin Ellis (who played Poldark in the original Television series in the 70s) to the rear of the half title page. In a fine unclipped wrapper; ‘The Stranger From The Sea’ – published by Collins in 1981. A near fine book in like unclipped wrapper with a little spotting to the flaps. SIGNED ‘With best wishes/Winston Graham/19.10.81’ to the rear of the half title page; ‘The Miller’s Dance’ – published by Collins in 1982. A very good book with a previous owner’s address and name to prelims – SIGNED and DATED (on date of publication – 13.10.82) to the title page. In a very good unclipped wrapper with spotting to the endflaps; ‘The Loving Cup’ – published by Collins in 1984. A near fine book in like clipped wrapper. SIGNED and DATED (on date of publication – 29.10.84) to the title page; ‘The Twisted Sword’ – published by Chapmans in 1990. A near fine book SIGNED and DATED (on date of publication – 28th August, 1990) to the title page. In a near fine unclipped wrapper; ‘Bella Poldark’ – published by Macmillan in 2002. A fine book in like unclipped wrapper – SIGNED without dedication to the front endpaper.
The series follows the story of Ross Poldark, a British Army officer who returns to his home in Cornwall, England, after fighting in the American Revolutionary War. The show is set in the late 18th century and explores Poldark’s efforts to rebuild his life and restore his family’s mining business while navigating the challenges of social and economic changes in Cornwall.
The main character, Ross Poldark, is a complex and charismatic figure who struggles with his own demons and finds himself torn between two women—his first love, Elizabeth, who is now married to his cousin, and a spirited servant named Demelza, whom he eventually marries. The series showcases the class divisions, political unrest, and personal conflicts of the time, as well as the rugged beauty of the Cornish landscape.
“Poldark” originally aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom and was later broadcast internationally. The series garnered a large fan base and critical acclaim for its compelling storytelling, strong performances, and breathtaking cinematography. It ran for five seasons from 2015 to 2019, and each season typically covered two books from the original novel series.