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John Betjeman first editions

 

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  1. First edition, first impression; 4to; printed on blue paper, illustrations by Osbert Lancaster, de Cronin Hastings, Gabriel Pippet and others, light toning to leaves; publisher's black cloth, title and decoration to upper cover and spine gilt, corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, with the unclipped pictorial dust jacket by E. McKnight Kauffer, slightly worn and tanned; overall a very good copy.

    £325
  2. First edition, number 54 of 175 copies on handmade paper, signed by the author; 8vo, (23.5 x 15 cm); painted pictorial endpapers, slight offsetting to endpapers, otherwise unmarked internally; rebound with a whimsical onlay and painted calf binding, top edge gilt, others uncut, spine slightly faded, some marks to boards, overall a very good copy; [viii], 62pp.

    £425
  3. First edition, first impression, trade issue, inscribed by the author; large 8vo; trivial spotting, otherwise unmarked internally; publisher's green cloth, boards decorated in blind, title to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers, tape stain to front free endpaper, spine very rolled; a bright, sharp copy in the price-clipped dust jacket, with a minor piece of internal repair.

    £500
  4. First edition, number 43 of 175 copies; 8vo; title printed in red & black, marbled cockerel endpapers; publisher's yellow buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut, in original acetate dust-jacket with some loss.

    £350
  5. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the Author; 8vo; publisher's yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt, with the dust jacket. A fine copy in the slightly faded, price-clipped dust jacket with a single small scuff to one corner.

    £150
  6. First edition, first impression, inscribed by Betjeman to Mary Wilson; 8vo; illustrated; publisher's cream wrappers printed in blue, lower wrapper a little marked but an excellent copy.

    £325
  7. First edition, first impression, inscribed by Irvine to Mary Wilson. 8vo. Publisher's textured white wrappers printed on blue paper. An excellent copy.

    £125
 

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