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LESLEY, Cole.

The Life of Noel Coward.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Jonathan Cape, 1976

Stock Code: 131208

£150
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OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to his publisher Tom Maschler, inscribed on the title page: "For Tom and Fay, To whom I owe so much loving encouragement since the inception of this book. Coley. 21. X. 1976". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape and a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature, launching the careers of various writers including Ian McEwan, Bruce Chatwin, Cliva James, and Edna O'Brien; fifteen of his authors were awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He additionally has the honour of conceiving the Booker Prize, and for having introduced his friend Quentin Blake to Roald Dahl. This copy has his bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake, to the front pastedown.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in silver, grey endpapers. With the dust jacket.

Condition

A near-fine copy in the dust jacket, with very minor rubbing and nicks to extremities.

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