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(BURNS, George & Gracie Allen) LANGLEY, Noel.

Nymph in Clover.

Illustrated by the author.

Published: London: Arthur Barker Ltd., [1948]

Stock code: 76246

Price: £500

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First edition, first impression. A gift from the comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen, inscribed by Allen on the front free endpaper, “To Leonard, Happy Easter, Merry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, Double Date, Fourth of July, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, Happy Labor Day, Happy Halloween, Happy Chinese New Year, Happy Valentine’s, and Ole Happy Day, George Burns & Gracie Allen” (and signed for Burns by his wife).

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by the author. Bookseller’s ink stamp to rear free endpaper. Cloth rubbed and mottled, spine rolled and toned, spotting to edges and endpapers. A very good copy in the nicked, chipped, and creased jacket with a scuff to the upper panel.

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