AMIS, Kingsley. The Darkwater Hall Mystery. Edinburgh: The Tragara Press, 1978. 8°. Illustrations by Elspeth Sojka, one full-page. Original cloth-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. LIMITED TO 165 COPIES, THIS NUMBER 4 OF 15 COPIES ON SAUNDERS CREAM LAID PAPER. PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, “To Anthony who fixed it up. Kingsley.” The story first appeared in a shortened form in Playboy (May, 1978). With 3 other books by Kingsley Amis, namely The Darkwater Hall Mystery (Edinburgh, 1978, ONE OF 165 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, “To Anthony who fixed it up in paperback as well as hardback. Kingsley”), The Old Devils (London, 1986, original cloth-backed marbled boards, ONE OF 250 COPIES SIGNED (“Kingsly[sic] Amis”) BY THE AUTHOR) and The Old Devils (London, 1986, original cloth, dust-jacket, FIRST TRADE EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, “Here we are again – Anthony. Best from Kingsley”).
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