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IN THE STEPS OF JOHN BUNYAN - AN EXCURSION INTO PURITAN ENGLAND [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED COPY - signed and inscribed by Vera Brittain - a unique copy)
Rich and Cowan, London 1950 - First impression of the true first edition. ***SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Vera Brittain in blue fountain pen ink on the title-page: 'for Mr. C. E. Freeman in much appreciation of the help given by himself and the Bedfordshire Magazine from Vera Brittain. June 1950' [Mr. C. E. Freeman is mentioned in the author's acknowledgments as Curator of the Luton Museum and art Gallery, and Editor of the Bedfordshire Magazine]. ***With 56 sepia illustrations by Cyril Hargreaves and others, including black and white frontispiece of John Bunyan in 1673. Two different black and white maps of Bedfordshire to front and rear free endpapers and pastedowns. ***Very good in black cloth-covered boards with oxidised (dulled) gilt titles to spine. Edges of boards rubbed and slightly marked. Hint of foxing to a few page edges to front and back. Interior pages clean. No dustwrapper. ***440 pages including bibliography and index to rear. 222 mm x 138 mm. ***One of Vera Brittain's scarcer titles, this is the first impression of the first edition, signed and inscribed by Vera Brittain. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Orlando Booksellers]
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