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Voltaire In Love (Signed By The Author : Association Copy)
The First UK printing published by Hamish hamilton in 1957. The BOOK is in near FINE condition. A little offsetting to the end papers and a little dustiness to the text block,otherwise a lovely clean and tight copy. The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition. Spine is slightly faded and toned but far less so than usually encountered. Two small closed tears to the lower spine folds and a little light spotting to the rear cover. The Cecil Beaton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. The book has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the half-title:'Maudie with love from Nancy'. The recipient was Lady Maud Harvey ,wife of Sir Oliver,the British Ambassador to Paris between 1948 and 1954. Nancy was initially scathing about the couple,describing him as 'odious' and ,in a letter to Lady Pamela Berry in 1949,nicknaming her as 'Morgue Harvey'. However,the couple went up in her estimations considerably and she became especially fond of Maude. as evidenced by this warm inscription. Scarce to find as a signed title and highly collectible with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.
      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
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