The Witnesses.London, Peter Davies,  Stock Code: 91831
NotesFirst edition, first impression. A remarkable account of the struggle with, and recovery from, mental illness. Though Hennell may be little-known to the general public today, in his time he was seen as an inheritor of the tradition of Constable, Cox and Palmer. He was selected for Sir Kenneth Clark's 'Recording Britain' scheme in 1940, and later became an official war artist. In May 1945 he was sent to record aspects of the War in India and Burma, where he was kidnapped by Indonesian terrorists, and is presumed to have been killed.
Octavo. Original dark purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.
Frontispiece and 7 other plates from drawings by the author.
Cloth just a little rubbed at tips, foxing to edges. A good copy in the chipped and nicked jacket that has a hole in spine and inked numerals to rear panel.
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