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The Last of Mr. Norris.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1935 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled; an excellent copy in the bright, unclipped jacket with some nicks and shallow chips to extremities, short closed tear to fold of flaps, some old tape repairs to head and foot of jacket. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Monroe, affectionately - Christopher. August 1947." The recipient was Monroe Wheeler, a publisher, book designer, and museum director; his bookplate is pasted to the front pastedown, and he has pasted and loosely inserted some contemporary newspaper articles to the rear about Gerald Hamilton, the inspiration for the fictional Mr Norris. A reprint of the book first published in the UK in 1935 under the title Mr Norris Changes Trains.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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