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POWELL, Anthony.

A Question of Upbringing;

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951

Stock Code: 118465

£1,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Osbert and Karen Lancaster, from Tony, with renewed love, December 1961". Osbert Lancaster and Powell were friends from their time at Oxford; Lancaster designed a number of covers for Powell's books in paperback, including the cover of Penguin's paperback edition of this work, published in 1962. This is Powell's first novel in his series Dance to the Music of Time.
Powell was a reluctant and at times ungracious signer of his own books, even for friends; this is a notably warm inscription.

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Description

Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket illustrated by Frederic E. Banbery.

Condition

Spine gently rolled, top edge lightly dust toned, a very good, bright copy in the jacket with faded spine, short closed tears to foot of front panel, foot of spine, and head of rear panel, nicks to extremities.

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