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Barnes Neville Wallis
3 books inscribed / signed by Barnes Neville Wallis (Dam Busters) to his wife
1955. James Kendall, Margaret Lane and Arthur Bryant - Michael Faraday Man of Simplicity, The Bronte Story and Samuel Pepys The Saviour of the Navy - published by Faber, Heinemann and Collins in 1955, 1953 & 1949. Two first editions and a New edition. Books inscribed by Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, aeronautical designer and engineer of Dam Busters fame, to his wife Mary (Molly) Frances Wallis (formerly Bloxham). 'Michael Faraday' is inscribed "M. F. W. FROM B. N. W. CHRISTMAS 1955.", 'The Bronte Story' is inscribed: "M. F. W. from B. N. W. 23 April 1953." and 'Samuel Pepys' is inscribed: "M. F. B. FROM HER DEVOTED B. N. W. 1950 1951.". Molly Bloxham was Barnes Wallis's cousin, they married in 1925 and from the surviving correspondence and accounts of their children, had a devoted and very happy marriage. The books are firmly bound, the outer boards are slightly bumped, marked and faded, the text blocks slightly toned, foxed and dusty, Samuel Pepys has most of its dust jacket tipped onto the front endpaper below Wallis's inscription. From the estate of Mary Stopes-Roe (formerly Wallis) and her husband, Harry Verdon Stopes-Roe (Marie Stopes' son). [Attributes: First Edition]
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