Lot 11 of 366:
John Betjeman's Mount Zion - inscribed presentation copy  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$420
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Mount Zion, or In Touch with the Infinite - presentation copy

Author:
Betjeman, John

Place:
London

Publisher:
The James Press

Date:
1931

Description:

60 pp. Illustrated. Interior with green and salmon paper with blue ink on salmon pages and brown ink on green pages. (8vo), pink and gold "firecracker' paper over boards, with illustrated pastedown on front cover. First Edition. 

Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication: "That clever chap Richard Jennings from that other clever chap John Betjeman - Two days before Lord's day, 1931." Rare inscribed copy of  the author's scarce and delightful first book.

Sir John Betjeman was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until his death. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some rubbing to boards with corner tips worn, spine strip lacking as is usual, clear tape remnants to head and foot of boards at spine; interior sound with light toning; good or better.


 
Item number:
303695
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