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Index To The Story of My Days.
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CRAIG, Edward Gordon.

Index To The Story of My Days.

Published: London: Hulton Press, 1957

Stock code: 94498

Price: £750

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First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title, “To Margaret & also to Robin Ward, signed affect. E.G.C.”, and with five autograph notes written by Craig to Robin Ward loosely laid in, including one with a sketch by the author of his house in black ball point pen and with a brown watercolour wash, which is initialled E.G.C. (“artist of sorts”) and captioned “piles of debris & stuff left by the workmen – not a sign of a garden”. Also laid in are four newspaper clippings, including Craig’s obituary and a lengthy article on his life in Vence published in Nice Matin in 1958.

Octavo. Original black cloth backing japon boards, titles and decoration to spine in gilt and to front board in black and gilt, orange endpapers, top edge red. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, plates and line-drawings. Boards faintly marked, light bump to tail of rear joint, top edge a little faded, some spotting to fore edge of text block, internally bright and fresh. An excellent copy.

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