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A Nip in the Air.

Published: London: John Murray, 1974

Stock code: 97894

Price: £375

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First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “For my loyal friend Aunt Agnes, with love from John Betjeman”, and dated by the Agnes on 3 December 1974. Agnes de Paula’s son Hugh was the godson of Betjeman’s father, Ernest. The two families were close, and holidayed together at Trevithick, the Betjeman family’s weekend residence.

Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. A little minor foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine.

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