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FORTUNE PRESS: DURRELL, Lawrence; Ruthven Todd, Patrick Evans; Rayner Heppenstall; Edgar Foxall; Oswell Blakeston.

Proems.

London: The Fortune Press, 1938 Stock Code: 109002
£250.00
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First edition, first impression. The Fortune Press made most of its money through a steady output of pornography, and also provided its owner Reginald Caton with a convenient tax dodge for his activities as a slum landlord in Brighton. Caton would occasionally commission works of "proper literature" to provide his pornography list with a veneer of respectability (Bradford, The Odd Couple, Ch. 3). Scarce in this condition.

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Description

Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, twin rules to covers in blind, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Woodcut title-page and 8 head- and tailpieces by Rayner Heppenstall.

Condition

Tanning to endpapers as usual. An excellent copy in the spine-toned dust jacket.

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