A signed set of first editions. (1964 - 1976)

Raven, Simon

ALMS FOR OBLIVION: Complete Sequence Comprising: The Rich Pay Late; Friends In Low Places; The Sabre Squadron; Fielding Gray; The Judas Boy; Places Where They Sing; Sound The Retreat; Come Like Shadows; Bring Forth The Body; The Survivors.

Published: London: Anthony Blond / Blond and Briggs.

Date: 1964 - 1976

First editions, first printings. Each of the 10 volumes is signed or inscribed by the author. Publisher’s original cloth with titles in white or gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. All are without previous owner’s inscriptions or stamps. The Rich Pay Late is a very good or better copy in the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which is price-clipped to the front flap. Signed “Simon Raven / April 1980” to the title page in blue ink; Friends In Low Places is very good with a small scuff to the front endpaper and some spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the near fine dustwrapper which has a couple of marks to the upper panel. Not price-clipped. Signed “Simon Raven / April 1980” in blue ink on the title page; The Sabre Squadron is a near fine square and clean copy in the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a small hole to the upper panel. Not price-clipped. Signed “Simon Raven / April 1980” in blue ink on the title page; Fielding Gray is a fine copy, in a fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Signed “Simon / April 1980” in blue ink on the title page; The Judas Boy is very near fine in a fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Signed by the author in blue ink on the title page; Places Where They Sing is an excellent near fine copy, the binding square, the text block a little dusty to the top edge. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Signed by the author in blue ink on the title page; Sound The Retreat is a near fine copy in the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Signed by the author in blue ink on the half title; Come Like Shadows is a fine copy in the fine dustwrapper which retains the original yellow wraparound band. Not price-clipped. Signed “Simon Raven / April 1980” in blue ink on the title page; Bring Forth The Body is a fine copy in the lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Inscribed by the author “Ralph from Simon / July 1984” in blue ink on the title page; The Survivors is a fine copy in the near fine dustwrapper which is rubbed at the top right corner of the upper panel. Clipped and re-priced by the publisher on the front flap. Signed by the author and dated April 1980 in blue ink on the title page.

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An excellent signed first printing set of the author’s acclaimed Alms For Oblivion sequence.

£1450

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