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1 November 2006
FICTION, Miscellaneous -- BATES, H. E. (1905-74). The Hessian Prisoner. London: William Jackson, 1930. 8°. Engraved frontispiece by John Austen, foreword by Edward Garnett. Original cloth gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. NUMBER 355 OF 550 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
SPEAIGHT, Robert (1904-76). Mutinous Wind. London: Peter Davies, 1932. 8°. Original grey cloth. The author's first book. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed 'For Lady Ottoline and thanking her for many delightful Thursdays. From the author. 29.9.32.' With a self-deprecating autograph card presenting the book: 'I scruple to burden your bookshelves ...'
With 9 other books by E. H. Young, Rhys Davies, William Plomer and L. H. Myers, all PRESENTATION COPIES, and 2 by Christopher Isherwood. (13)
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