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POWELL, Anthony.

Afternoon Men.

Published: London: Duckworth, 1931

Stock code: 104765

Price: £4,250

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First edition, first impression, of Anthony Powell’s first novel. George Lilley quotes Powell as saying that Afternoon Men “probably had a print run of 2000 [copies]”.

Octavo. Original pale green cloth,gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket (designed by Misha Black). Ownership inscription (smudged) on front free endpaper: “Cora Strafford, Wrotham [?] 1931”, probably the Colgate heiress and Countess of Strafford (d. 1932). Spine lightly sunned, jacket spine toned, panels lightly soiled, nicks and chips to extremities.

Bibliography: Lilley A.1.

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