A Dance to the Music of Time.
[A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer's Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly's; Casanova's Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier's Art; The Military Philosophers; Books do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies.]London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1955-75 Stock Code: 144294
The complete series, with inscribed volumeFirst editions, first impressions, of the complete series of Powell's celebrated novel sequence; The Soldier's Art inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Georgina with love, Tony September 1966", and additionally signed on the title page with his printed name struck through.
12 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt on a black background, publisher's device in blind to rear covers. With the dust jackets.
Booklabel of Nancy Balfour to front free endpaper of A Question of Upbringing, signed by her underneath; Foyle's bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of The Military Philosophers, all other volumes without ownership markings. Jacket of Question of Upbringing with front flap and foot of spine panel expertly re-attached; other jackets without repair, that of Buyer's Market, The Soldier's Art, and The Military Philosophers price-clipped. All fine or near-fine copies, with some top edges spotted and minor rubbing to a few volumes; jackets mostly fine with earlier volume jackets with minor chipping and creasing, slight staining to that of Question of Upbringing. An excellent set.
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