Description: [Modern literature] FIRST EDITION with SIGNED manus, earliest version of the text with reference to the piano factory blaze'a way of balancing the books', p. 272, which was subsequently removed. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by John Ward, priced at 18s.With the author's eight-page manuscript letter affixed to flyleaf, with full signature. Addressed to Michael Dawson, a literary festival organiser. Edges dusty and lightly spotted, jacket lightly worn and handled; very good. Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971. As part of Harrington Brothers on London's fashionable King's Road, after 40+ years of bookselling in the capital, Adrian relocated to Royal Tunbridge Wells. Adrian Harrington Rare Books deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, children's and illustrated books and fine and rare antiquarian and old books in all fields. Ian Fleming Bibliographer Jon Gilbert curates our world-class stock of James Bond material, including first edition novels, film posters, original scripts and associated ephemera. All books and dust-jackets are supplied in suitable archival quality protectors and orders are professionally packed in bubble wrap and high quality cardboard book packs to ensure that they arrive safely. We endeavour to describe item as accurately as possible using industry standard grades and our feedback speaks for itself. This listing was created by Bibliopolis. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "harrington-rare-books" and is located in this country: GB.
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