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 the 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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