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FLEMING, Ian (contrib.) - GOMER BERRY, 1st Viscount Kemsley.
The Kemsley Manual of Journalism. Being a detailed guide to the entire range of newspaper work and the careers it offers, an analysis for the general reader of the principles, standards and codes of a free Press, and a textbook for courses of study in journalism, the whole written by editors and leading authorities in the newspaper industry. Introduction by Viscount Kemsley.
London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington: Cassell & Co Ltd, 1950. Quarto. Original brown buckram, spine lettered in gilt on orange ground. Cloth a little marked, corners slightly rubbed and gilt slightly dulled from spine, faint spotting to edges and endpapers. A very good copy. Photographic illustrations throughout. First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Viscount Kemsley. The volume includes an essay by Ian Fleming, who was Kemsley's Foreign Manager from 1945 to 1959, entitled "Foreign News": "Foreign news is no more or less important than any other category of news, but it is more difficult and expensive to obtain, and our insularity makes the digestion of foreign news more of an effort both for the editorial machine and for the public". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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