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DE CHAIR, Somerset [Struben].

Buried Pleasure.

Published: Braunton, Devon: Merlin Books Ltd., 1985

Stock code: 103982

Price: £75

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Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies, this number 32. This copy additionally signed and inscribed by de Chair on the title page ” For Phyllis Roper on her 70th birthday in appreciation of her consistent help”. Biography of the the English author, politician, poet and connoisseur. In WWII he served as an intelligence officer with the 4th Cavalry Brigade during Anglo-Iraqi War and the Syrian Campaign, accounts of which were published, in the first instance – in keeping with his grand sense self-image – by the Golden Cockerel.

Octavo. Original red morocco, title gilt to the spine, crest to front board, all edges gilt, fleur-de-lys gilt roll to the turn-ins, red hammer-finish paper endpapers. In matching red paper-covered slip-case. Black and white frontispiece and 24 similar plates, 8 coloured plates. Very good.

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