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BONE, Gertrude
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED for THIS OLD MAN
(1924). First Edition. Manuscript. Foxing to the front endpaper and dedication leaf, otherwise quite clean. Near Fine. Small quarto (6-1/4" x 7-7/8") in gray-green cloth with a gilt-lettered black morocco spine label; 160 numbered pages written on the rectos only. The ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT of the book completely in the hand of the author and titled and SIGNED by her on the first page. In addition Bone has included a dedication page dated 14 October 1924 containing an apparently unpublished poem and a presentation to author Hugh Walpole "with the gratitude & love/of Gertrude Bone." Walpole's leather bookplate is on the inside front cover. Accompanied by a fine First American Edition of the book published in 1925. William McFee, in reviewing the book for an American audience, contrasted it with American novels about the complications of sex and repressed desires, calling it "a lovely book for a quiet hour" (THE SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE, 19 September 1925, pages 135-136).
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [US]
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