The St Trinian’s Story.
The whole ghastly dossier compiled by Kaye Webb.
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Ronald Searle, inscribed in his distinctive hand on the recto of the frontispiece: “For Wendy, who has been through it all with us. Kaye and Ronald, Christmas 1959”; and with a thumbnail portrait of a St Trinian’s girl. “Wendy” is the actress, dancer, and theatre and film director, Wendy Toye (1917-2010) who had collaborated with Searle on a number of theatre projects. A particularly appealing presentation copy.
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Quarto. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. Jacket with a few nicks and chips at extremities of spine. An excellent copy.