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RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); STARKIE, Walter.

Don Gypsy.

Adventures with a Fiddle in Barbary, Andalusia and La Mancha. With Frontispiece and Title-page design by Arthur Rackham.

London: John Murray, 1936 Stock Code: 144959
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First edition, first impression, publisher's presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Charles W. Berry the greatest of 'afficionados' in memory of so many wonderful hours a picaresque tribute from the author, Walter Starkie, London, July 1936" and with a drawing of a musical score's first bar.

The recipient was in all likelihood the bookseller form the London bookshop Burn & Berry, whose ticket is on the front pastedown, under his personal pictorial bookplate.

Loosely inserted are the publisher's compliment's slip, from the trade department, pointing out the publication date for this book on 12 June 1936, and Murray's promotional leaflet printed in blue "for further knowledge of the fascinating history of Spain".

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Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in gilt, pictorial design to front cover blocked in gilt. With dust jacket.


Frontispiece and title page design by Rackham, 6 monochrome photographic plates, a folding map, and in-text musical scores. With the errata tipped-in to pp. 331 and 428.


Spine ends a little bumped, spine a touch darkened, the binding otherwise sound and square, light scattered foxing to contents, else internally fresh. A very good copy indeed in the very good, not price-clipped jacket, light creasing to extremities, faintly foxed, notably bright.


Latimore & Haskell p. 73; Riall p. 191.


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