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MARSH, Edward.

Edward Marsh's Little Book.

Reproduced in facsimile. Introduced by John Julius Norwich, edited by Michael Meredith.

Eton, Eton College, 1990 Stock Code: 139388
£250.00

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First edition, limited issue, number 417 of 626 copies (26 were deluxe signed copies). This is the first printing, reproducing the original in facsimile, of the notebook presented in 1911 by Lady Diana Cooper to Sir Edward Marsh (1872-1953), who was Winston Churchill's secretary and a great literary impresario in his own right. Marsh determined "to ask all the poets I knew to copy out in it a poem apiece"; it includes contributions from Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, T. E. Lawrence, and Edith Wharton.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's brown quarter morocco, with green paper-covered boards. Housed in the publisher's green card slipcase with printed paper label to spine.

Condition

Gift inscription to vol. 1 front free endpaper. A near-fine set.

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