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Book Description

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 8vo. Purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Boards bowed, extremities gently bruised, fine bands of sunning to edges. Inscribed by Brophy in black ink to title page: “Inscribed for/ Dr Fisher by/ Brigid Brophy”. Else, clean and tidy. In Brian Pike’s brown-grey typographic dust jacket: rubbed at joints and edges, spine ends frayed, a few nicks and chips. A robust copy of Brophy’s early essay collection, with a focus on animal rights, reviews of books by female and queer authors. Unusual.
Dealer Notes
The Anglo-Irish author, activist and “the British intelligentsia’s newest high priestess” borrowed her title from a Mozart letter, with the collection comprising short essays and reviews published between Spring 1962 and Autumn 1965 (front flap). Her characteristic wit and forthrightness are much in evidence.
Dr Fisher remains unidentified, but given Brophy's interest in Freud, perhaps he was a psychoanalyst?
Author BROPHY, Brigid
Date 1966
Publisher London: Jonathan Cape
Condition Very good/ very good

Price: £120.00

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