Small 8vo. Norfolk: New Directions, 1954. Small 8vo, 32pp, with decorative lettering printed in red. Original printed boards, dust-jacket, a very fine copy. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of Thomas’s last book, published posthumously. It has justly joined the ranks of the great Christmas tales for its poignant evocation of the author’s own childhood memories. Maud p.24 (dating it 1955). (Inventory #: 122666)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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