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POWELL, Anthony.

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
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The complete series, with inscribed volume

First 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.

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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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