First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the writer Peter Chamberlain: “For Pete, who might be a book reviewer, because he is the only man I know who reads books and tells people what he thinks of them. John Heygate, 1939”, together with a brief autograph letter from Heygate, sent the previous year to Chamberlain, thanking him “… for a party, the like of which I didn’t know existed. Next time I shall bring a suitcase, so that we can really get down to it!” With Chamberlain’s bookplate to the front pastedown. A semi-autobiographical novel, based on the author’s experiences in Weimar Berlin.
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Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine and front board lettered in black. With loosely inserted autograph letter by the author. Spine darkened, cloth slightly soiled, edges lightly foxed. A good copy.