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Book Description
The First UK printing published by Duckworth in 1936. The BOOK is in Very Good condition.Three pages of publishers' adverts at rear as called for.Some ghosting to the spine as usually encountered but the gilt titling remains bright.Boards lightly marked in places.The text block is toned and there is some light spotting to the page edges in places.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD condition.Some edge wear with rubbing with small losses at the spine ends and corners (see Images).The spine is lightly toned.The remarkable Misha Black designed wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''For Constant and Florence, with the author's love, January 8th 1936, 'Et Ego in Arcadia Vixi''.The recipients were Constant and Florence Lambert.As the date is so early,it is highly likely that this copy was inscribed either on the publication day or certainly very close to it.Constant was a composer and author who was the prototype of the character Hugh Moreland in Powell's 'A Dance to the Music of Time'. The latin quotation is probably a reference to 'Et in Arcadia Ego' (also known as Les bergers d'Arcadie or The Arcadian Shepherds) which is a 1637–38 painting by Nicolas Poussin. It depicts a pastoral scene with idealized shepherds from classical antiquity clustering around an austere tomb.The twelve volume cycle of novels 'A Dance to the Music of Time' is also thought to have been inspired by the painting of the same name by Nicolas Poussin.Housed in a custom solander box.A wonderful association copy of a scarce early Powell title.
Author Powell, Anthony
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Duckworth. 1935
Condition Very Good

Price: £5750.00

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