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Over the Mountain.
Harrap, London. 1939 - First edition. First issue red cloth lettered in gilt. Octavo. 281 pages. The author's first novel, a dystopian fantasy.Presentation copy from the author to a fellow writer, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''Rupert Croft Cooke. with best wishes - Ruthven Todd''.From the blurb: ''Most readers of this oddly attractive novel will be reminded of Gulliver's Travels and even of Alice in Wonderland; and some will see the influence of Auden and Isherwood, and of the fantasies of Kafka.What is on the other side of the mountain ?.[Michael] finds a parody of all the madness of Europe, a queer country of opportunism and concentration-camps and political murder, ruled by a repressive minority, who keep the people in order by employing brutal, baby-minded policemen with a passion for lollipops and shooting.''Front cover a bit string-marked. Very good in very good dustwrapper, designed by Bip Pares, slightly tanned at the spine and with the front flap detached but present. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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