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Present Indicative: Signed By The Author : With The Scarce Book Society Wraparound Band

Coward, Noel

  • Publisher: Heinemann, London
  • Published: 1937 , UK
  • Condition: near fine
The First UK printing published by Heinemann, London in 1937. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a few light markings to the boards and light pushing to the spine ends. The gilt titling remains bright and the blue top-stain is still present. The usually encountered darkening to the cheap paper quality endpapers. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition with just a hint of toning to the spine and the slightest of fading of the red colouring to the spine. The 'Book Society Choice' WRAPAROUND BAND is complete and is in near Fine condition with just a little toning to the spine. The Gladys Calthrop wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. A ' The Book Society / 'Present Indicative' ' bookplate (designed by Rex Whistler) has been signed (without dedication) by Noel Coward and is tipped in to the front pastedown. A further generic 'The Book Society' bookplate has been pasted to the front blank end paper. The acclaimed playwright and author's auto-biography with a B/W portrait frontispiece, plus 30 b/w photographic plates throughout. Scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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