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M’Diarmid (MacDiarmid), Hugh
Sangschaw (Signed By The Author : With A Signed Photo And A H/W Signed Letter To George Malcolm Thomson : Association Copy – Thomson’s Personal Copy)
UK: William Blackwood and Sons, 1925. The First UK Printing published by William Blackwood And Sons in 1925. Correct First issue with dark blue cloth and gilt titling. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Some pushing at the spine ends with a nick and some separation of the cloth at the upper spine end. A few light rubbed areas. Gilt titling remains very bright. Some toning to the text-block and page edges. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Toning to the edges, folds and the spine. Light creasing and mild edge-wear at the upper spine. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed By the Author to the front blank endpaper; C.M.Grieve ('Hugh M'Diarmid'). Accompanied by a H/W and signed letter from the author to George Malcolm Thomson dated 2/1/54. Thomson has also signed his name to the front blank endpaper indicating that this book was his personal copy. George Malcolm Thomson was 'a crusading journalist, literary publisher, novelist and playwright and was the epitome of a thrusting new class of Scottish intellectuals who emerged out of the ruins of the Great War. In the 1930s, he earned the sobriquet of being Scotland's "best-hated man" while still only 28. M'Diarmid and Thomson were to clash over the formation of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 1934 from a merger of MacDiarmid's separatist National Party of Scotland (NPS) and the right-wing Scottish Party (SP), in which Thomson played a central (if shadowy) role.' (Kerevan). Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve) was Scotland's most influential and con … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB [United Kingdom]
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