A Handful of Ashes.
A Personal Testament of the Battle of Budapest.
First edition. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; “For Vivien with love from Noël – and many happy memories to [sic] times spent in Rolle. It may be very dull, but I’d rather have it than Budapest! Rolle, 27/VII/57”. Daily Mail foreign correspondent’s account of the Hungarian Revolution, during which he was shot in the head by a Russian soldier. Illustrated with Barber’s own “front line” photographs.
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Octavo. Original red boards, title gilt to spine. With the pictorial dust jacket. Frontispiece and 6 other plates. Jacket just lightly chafed at the extremities, maybe a touch sunned on the spine, else very good.