A Novel About Journalists.
First edition, first impression, first issue of the text, and second issue dust jacket. A mighty comic novel of Fleet Street, the jacket was designed with its trompe l’œil upper panel reproducing the torn front page of a newspaper in a clear pastiche of the Daily Express masthead. Beaverbrook threatened to sue and the jacket was reprinted with the offending text removed. A very attractive copy.
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Octavo. Original red and black snakeskin patterned cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth only very slightly rubbed at extremities, faint partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket that is a little rubbed at the corners with some small chips internally repaired and with slightly faded spine panel.