SIGNED, LIMITED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of only 150 copies, numbered and signed by Searle. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book collecting terms at the end of the book. Fine copy in the publishers original dark blue Morocco leather binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Mustard yellow endpapers. Top edge blue. A beautiful, fine copy of this very amusing book.
"A splendid book; for the wicked mind of Ronald Searle, for the freshness of the cartoons, for the pithiness of the glossary but most of all for reminding both booksellers and book collectors that the business can be fun!". - The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association Newsletter.
Author Searle. Ronald.
Publisher Souvenir Press. London.
Illustrator Ronald Searle.