Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky.
A London Trilogy. With an introduction by J. B. Priestley.
First edition, first impression, dedication copy inscribed by Hamilton, of this omnibus printing of the trilogy comprising The Midnight Bell, The Siege of Pleasure and The Plains of Cement. This is one of the dedication copies with the author’s presentation inscription to the half title page, “Martha [Smith] with love from Patrick” and with his calligraphic inscription to the dedication page whereby Hamilton extends the printed initial M.S. to read MARTHA SMITH. The recipient was secretary to the Michael Sadleir, director of Constables and publisher of this book. She had been the joint dedicatee of the third volume of this trilogy The Plains of Cement.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black, black topstain. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the minimally tanned dust jacket.