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The Augs.

An Exaggeration.

Published: London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1933

Stock code: 105394

Price: £125

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First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first blank “For L. D. Hughes, cordially from G. B. Stern”. G. B. Stern was the pen-name of Bertha Gladys Stern (1890–1973). She was known as Gladys as a child, later substituted Bronwen for Bertha, and was called Peter by her friends (but Tynx by Rebecca West). The jacket-designer, Brown, is best remembered for his series iconic posters produced for the London Underground.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher’s device to rear board in blind, in the F. Gregory Brown-designed dust jacket. Publisher’s device and two bars of music notation to the title page. Spine rolled, edges foxed, sporadic light spotting mainly confined to front of volume. A very good copy in the tanned and slightly soiled dust jacket with a few short nicks and the price scored out in pencil.

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