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Near Fine in J Fine jacket. Large 8vo Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. ix, 134 pp, list of color illustrations, introduction, Paul Roche's Journal, September-October 1973; Dates in the Life of Duncan Grant, index. First Edition, 1982. Inscribed on Title Page. Scarce Signed Title. "Duncan James Corrowr Grant (1885-1978) was a British painter and designer of textiles, pottery, theatre sets and costumes and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. He is best known for his painting style, which developed in the wake of French post-impressionist exhibitions mounted in London in 1910. He often worked with, and was influenced by, another member of the group, art critic and artist Roger Fry. In February 1910 Grant, along with Horace de Vere Cole, Virginia Stephen, Adrian Stephen and others, disguised themselves as an Abyssinian royal delegation and fooled their way on to HMS Dreadnought. The delegation was greeted by band and given a tour of the battleship. As flag ship of the Home Fleet, the Dreadnought was a high-profile target for the pranksters, and as such the hoax attracted much attention in the press once discovered.." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the slightest rubbing to top and bottom edge cloth, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to with gilt lettering to spine.
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