BERNERS, Lord. The Girls of Radcliff Hall, by “Adela Quebec”. Printed for the Author for Private Circulation Only, [1935]. FIRST EDITION. Squat 8°, original wrappers, modern marbled slipcase. Backstrip darkened and a little worn, some spotting. Cyril Connolly’s copy with his autograph key to the originals of the twelve main characters on a rear blank, to which Peter Watson (one of them) has added “How did you guess!”. With First Published Edition (edited by John Byrne, Montcalm & Cygnet Press, 2000), and DUFF, Michael. The Power of a Parasol. Drawings by Marcus Grischotti.One of 100 copies for print circulation, this [as others seen] unnumbered and unsigned, n.d. Tall 8°, original lavender cloth (partially faded), lettered in pale grey. (3)
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BERNERS, Lord. The Girls of Radcliff Hall, by “Adela Quebec”. Printed for the Author for Private Circulation Only, [1935]. FIRST EDITION. Squat 8°, original wrappers, modern marbled slipcase. Backstrip darkened and a little worn, some spotting. Cyril Connolly’s copy with his autograph key to the originals of the twelve main characters on a rear blank, to which Peter Watson (one of them) has added “How did you guess!”. With First Published Edition (edited by John Byrne, Montcalm & Cygnet Press, 2000), and DUFF, Michael. The Power of a Parasol. Drawings by Marcus Grischotti.One of 100 copies for print circulation, this [as others seen] unnumbered and unsigned, n.d. Tall 8°, original lavender cloth (partially faded), lettered in pale grey. (3)

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BERNERS, Lord. The Girls of Radcliff Hall, by “Adela Quebec”. Printed for the Author for Private Circulation Only, [1935]. FIRST EDITION. Squat 8°, original wrappers, modern marbled slipcase. Backstrip darkened and a little worn, some spotting. Cyril Connolly’s copy with his autograph key to the originals of the twelve main characters on a rear blank, to which Peter Watson (one of them) has added “How did you guess!”. With First Published Edition (edited by John Byrne, Montcalm & Cygnet Press, 2000), and DUFF, Michael. The Power of a Parasol. Drawings by Marcus Grischotti.One of 100 copies for print circulation, this [as others seen] unnumbered and unsigned, n.d. Tall 8°, original lavender cloth (partially faded), lettered in pale grey. (3)
These two rare novellas have more than their authors' friendship in common. All Berner's Girls were actually boys (Cecil Beaton, Oliver Messel, et al) and it has been suggested that Duff was the mold for Miss MacRogers. Berners was certainly Duff's Sir Purvis Bernard, while the likeness between Millie Roberts and Robert Oddman put it beyond doubt that both were inspired by Robert Heber-Percy.
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