The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1934 Stock Code: 109896
First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934". The recipient, identified by a pencilled note, was Harold Vincent Marrot (1898-1954), publishing director of the antiquarian booksellers, Elkin Mathews and Marrot Ltd, who published Symons's Anthology of "Nineties" Verse in 1928. Marrot was also a book collector, and biographer and bibliographer of John Galsworthy.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in blue on gilt ground, top edge red. With dust jacket.
Spine slightly rolled, boards a little bowed, some light foxing to edges of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket with a couple of nicks and chips to extremities.
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