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LAMMING, George.

In the Castle of my Skin.

Published: London: Michael Joseph, 1953

Stock code: 63391

Price: £540

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First edition, first impression of the author’s first novel. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, “Especially for Ronald Segal. Best Wishes, George Lamming, Feb 1991”. Ronald Segal (1932–2008) was an anti-apartheid activist, author of groundbreaking books on international affairs, and founder of the Penguin African Library.

Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in white and gold, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece by Denis Williams. Faint partial tanning to free endpapers, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket with small chips from the ends of the spine panel.

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