Continual Dew

A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse

BETJEMAN, John

ONE OF THREE COPIES, SPECIALLY BOUND

BETJEMAN, John Continual Dew A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse

John Murray, 1937.

First edition, one of three copies specially bound for presentation. Original dark blue velvet boards, all edges gilt. With a letter from the publisher loosely inserted. A fine copy with slight bowing to the boards.

This special, hors de commerce issue, comprises the first edition sheets bound up by the publisher's for presentation. The limitation is established by the letter from the publisher, John Murray, to Saldeir offering this book as "a very inadequate "swop"" for some "the splending Amandiana", in which Murray writes, "There were only three copies issued - one for the author, one for myself and this one."

PROVENANCE: Michael Saldeir (1888-1957; noted bibliophile, with a letter from John Murray to Sadlier presenting this copy). Sold at Sadleir's sale at Sothebys, November 1958, to; Anthony Hobson (1921-2014; auctioneer and book collector, with his bookplate to the front pastedown).

Stock ID: 34126

£3,750.00

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