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The Violins of Saint-Jacques - A Tale of - FERMOR, Patrick Leigh - 1958. 
John Murray/André Deutsch, London. 1958 - Third printing (the first printing was issued by Murray with Derek Verschoyle). Octavo. 139 pages. Decorations by Robin Ironside. Map on front endpapers.Signed by the author on the title-page. In 1966 an operatic version of the book with music by Malcolm Williamson and a libretto by William Chappell was produced at Sadler's Wells. This copy has presentation inscriptions to the tenor John Fryatt (who played Captain Joubert) from the composer, the librettist, the conductor (Vilem Tausky) and most of the cast of this production: Patricia Kern, April Cantelo, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Bowman, Owen Brannigan, David Hillman, Émile Belcourt, Ann Robson, Wendy Baldwin and Maggie Neville.Very good in chipped and slightly rubbed dustwrapper with several short tears repaired on the reverse. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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