Innocence and Design
Robert Byron
[BYRON, Robert (1905-1941). Innocence and Design by Richard Waughburton. Illustrated by Christopher Sykes. London: Macmillan & Co., 1935.

First editions, the copies belonging to the illustrator, Christopher Sykes. Innocence and Design is a "'novel' barely disguising its real identity as both a travel book—it includes maps of Persia, called 'Media'—and a collection of architectural and topographical essays" (Paul Fussell). Byron collaborated with his great friend Christopher Sykes on this work.

Together, three volumes: a first edition with ownership signature of Christopher Sykes, and advance proof copy in plain wrappers, and an first edition, colonial issue, copy in dust jacket with a letter about the book laid in addressed to Tom Driberg, 1905-1976, also a member of the Byron-Sykes-Waugh circle. Condition varies, overall shelf-wear and rubbing.

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