The Adventure of Publishing.
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: “For Anthea, without whose …. etc, etc. the first copy, with my affectionate thanks. M.J. April 1949.” Anthea Esther Hodson (1924–1981), his secretary and later a publisher, became his third wife on 15 November 1950. A semi-autobiographical work.
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Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Slightly toned contents, endpapers lightly foxed, in the jacket that has a few slight nicks to extremities, and a small closed tear at head of front panel. An excellent copy.