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Dear Illusion

Private press copy of Kingsley Amis's Dear Illusion

Kingsley Amis
First edition. Small 4to. Pp. [iv], 35, [1 (blank)]. Stiff pictorial mustard-yellow wraps, printed in black. Staple bound. Edited by Ronald Hayman. No 1 in the Covent Garden Stories series. Limited issue of 600 copies, 100 of which were numbered and signed by Amis on the limitation page. This is one of the 500 unnumbered/unsigned copies.
Closed tear to last, blank, leaf, sunned strip to cover, else a fine and bright copy.
One of Amis's cast offs, or "woodchips from [his] workshop," as he called them, about an ageing poet who, with an eye on posterity, re-appraises his oeuvre. In 2008, The Times ranked the author 13th on their list of the top fifty greatest British writers since 1945.
edition
first edition
format
private press copy
scarcity
scarce
publisher
Covent Garden Press
published in
N.p.
publication year
1972
ISBN
not assigned
pagination
35 pages
width × height
18 × 23 cm
genre
literary fiction
language
English
binding state
original binding
condition
near fine
GBP£ 30
EUR€ 35.20
USD$ 38.80
ref.669 89U