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Talking Picture.

Published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1934

Stock code: 94398

Price: £750

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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.

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.

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