Inscribed to his mother (1908)

Fenton (West de Wend)

The Primrose Path.

Published: Privately Printed

Date: 1908

FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 50 COPIES, a small amount of very faint foxing to borders of a few pages,pp. [vi], 278, crown 8vo, original navy blue cloth lettered in gilt to backstrip and upper board with design blocked in yellow to the latter, rubbing to extremities, t.e.g. and a little dulled with others untrimmed, faint spotting to free endpapers with a few pieces of related ephemera loosely inserted (including an amusing newspaper clipping about the author stopping a train), good

Inscribed on the half-title: ‘To my Mother, with the Author’s fondest love’. A very scarce contribution to the’ university novel’ genre from a British eccentric who for a long time revelled in the status of being the owner of ‘Britain's smallest stately home’ (Ebberston Hall, near Scarborough) and who was identified by Jeremy Paxman, whilst researching his book on the English, as the epitome of the national character.


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