London, South Kensington
10 June 2015
AMIS, Kingsley. Lucky Jim. London: Victor Gollancz, 1953. 8°. Half title. Original green cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, yellow dust-jacket lettered in pink and black with the price of 12/6 unclipped (the backstrip very slightly darkened, a tiny chip to lower edge at joint). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR’S FIRST AND MOST CELEBRATED NOVEL. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “Anthony from Kingsley on a splendid day in March” and with the author’s printed name on the title scored through and replaced in autograph.
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