BERNERS, Lord. First Childhood. London: Constable & Co Ltd., . 8°. Half title, frontispiece of Arley Park “Drawn from a photograph by Rex Whistler”, 7 half tone plates. Original blue cloth gilt (some fading and staining, without the dust-jacket). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY TO CECIL BEATON, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To Cecil from Gerald (to be read on the Ocean). Jan 15, 1934.” With 6 other books by the same author, namely The Camel (London, , PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, “To Stephen Tennant with love from Gerald. Faringdon, 1936”), Far from the Madding War (London, ), Count Omega (London, ), Percy Wallingford and Mr. Pidger (Oxford, 1941, wrappers), The Romance of a Nose (London, ) and A Distant Prospect. A Sequel to First Childhood (London, ), all FIRST EDITIONS IN DUST-JACKETS, except where indicated.
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