A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse.London: John Murray, 1937 Stock Code: 102445
One of three in velvetFirst edition, one of only three copies specially bound in blue velvet. This copy has a typed letter signed from the publisher (John "Jock" Murray VI 1909-1993) dated 1942 gifting the book to the novelist and bibliophile Michael Sadleir, enclosing the present copy as a "swop" for "the splendid Amandiana", and clarifying the limitation, noting that there were only three copies issued in this binding, "one for the author, one for myself and this one". This copy was then acquired by the scholar and auctioneer Anthony Hobson and has his bookplate to the front pastedown.
Small quarto. Original dark blue velvet boards, edges gilt.
With illustrations by Osbert Lancaster, de Cronin Hastings, Gabriel Pippet and others. Text printed in black on pale blue paper.
Boards a little bowed; an exceptional copy.
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