DESERT. A LEGEND. With Wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. RAVILIOUS. ERIC. Illustrates., ARMSTRONG. MARTIN.
DESERT. A LEGEND. With Wood engravings by Eric Ravilious.
DESERT. A LEGEND. With Wood engravings by Eric Ravilious.

DESERT. A LEGEND. With Wood engravings by Eric Ravilious.

Jonathan Cape. London.,1926.

FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. One of 100 copies numbered and signed by Armstrong. Some light offsetting to the blank endpapers, otherwise a lovely bright copy in publishers green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt Cape logo on rear board. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In the rare original dustwrapper with wood engraved illustration to front panel and words "Limited edition" on spine. A very near fine book in a very good dustwrapper with small amount of loss to the top and bottom of spine and minor rubbing to edges. Tipped in at the front is a typed letter, signed by Armstrong, to a collector who had written asking about purchasing the author's manuscript for the book. Armstrong writes; "The amount before which my resistance would become extremely difficult to maintain is five hundred dollars". The letter is dated 10 December 1927. Beneath the letter is the bookplate of the collector. The first book to be illustrated by Ravilious, showing that even at the age of 23 he was a master of wood engraving.:.

Item #7809

Price: £650.00

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