John Murray. London/Studley Press. Ewell, Surrey. 1952.
RARE UNRECORDED EDITION. 8vo.(7.5 x 5.2 inches). The sheets of a reprint John Murray edition, apparently bought by the Studley Press and issued in their own delux leather binding of full dark brown morocco. Spine ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Three gilt bordered compartments with illustrations of a Pipe, Deerstalker hat & Violin in each. The Studley Press wreath and name is stamped in gilt to the bottom of the spine. Decorative grape and leaf border within double gilt ruled border on boards. Gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature in the middle. Top edge gilt. Printed endpapers with the Studley Press wreath and wording "Made in England by Studley Press, Ewell: Surrey". A fine, bright copy. This Studley Press edition is not recorded in De Waal or Green and Gibson. A rare variant in a highly decorative binding and in fine condition.
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