DE CHAIR, Somerset [Struben].
First edition. This copy inscribed by de Chair to “Sam and Phil Roper who have done so muchy to keep St. Osyth Priory [de Chair’s home] going over the years”. 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.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece and 24 similar plates, 8 coloured plates. Slightly cocked, jacket a touch rubbed and sunned at the spine, else very good.