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His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp.

Published: London: Peter Davies, 1930

Stock code: 108360

Price: £425

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First edition, first impression of the author’s first book. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Edward W. Titus, the Parisian bookseller and publisher, on the front free endpaper, dated March 1931. Collier includes a quote from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “All that I have to say is, to tell you, that the lantern is the moon ; I, the man in the moon; this thorn-bush, my thorn-bush; and this dog, my dog” (Act V.I).

Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly sunned, a little fading to board edges, faint toning to contents. An excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine, some chips to spine ends, short closed tear to head of front panel, rear flap separated at fold, some nicks and shallow chips to extremities.

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