With illustrations by Helen McKie.London: John Murray, 1927 Stock Code: 127427
NotesFirst illustrated and first deluxe edition, number 729 of 1,000 copies signed by the author. Beau Geste was originally published in 1924 and it is no coincidence that this edition followed the success of the silent film version of 1926. The book is rarely found with the dust jacket preserved.
Large octavo. Original red and blue cloth, paper label to spine, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jacket.
Photogravure portrait frontispiece of the author, 4 colour plates tipped in to pale grey heavy stock paper (with captioned tissue guards), 16 monochrome plates tipped in to laid paper (with captioned tissue guards), 9 headpieces, by Helen McKie.
A bit of foxing to edges and initial and final leaves, else a near-fine copy in the dust jacket, tiny chips to extremities, discreetly taped on interior.
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