Robin Davies is both a shrewd observer and an energetic actor in a drama which takes him from school to Oxford. With him we live through all the pangs of south London adolescence in a pre-war household whose gods enshrine the gentility principles.Robin Davies is both a shrewd observer and an energetic actor in a drama which takes him from school to Oxford. With him we live through all the pangs of south London adolescence in a pre-war household whose gods enshrine the gentility principles.Read Less
Royal 8vo, pp. 306. This is a special issue of the first edition of this title, 150 copies only being bound from the sheets of the first trade edition, each of which is numbered (this being #11) and signed by the author on a inserted page, preceded by a cancel title page bearing the imprint of London Limited Editions. There is virtually no information easily available about this imprint, but it appears that it was an off-shoot of the London bookseller and publisher, Bertram Rota Limited, as the address and telephone number for London Limited Editions are the same as that for Bertram Rota (31 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London), and they are well known for their speciality in modern first editions. It also appears that these limited editions were only issued from 1985 to 1994, each title being bound similarly (but quite differently from the trade edition), the style being half cloth over marbled boards, with the author, title, and series name being lettered and boxed in gilt to the spine. The book is enclosed in the original delicate glassine wrapper, and is in near fine condition with no visible flaws. The wrapper has a very small tear near the bottom edge of the front fold, and is a bit rolled at the bottom edge; else in good plus, to very good condition.
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