A Nip in the Air.
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.
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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.