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Chamberlin’s guide to Majorca. With sixty-one plates and two maps.

Chamberlin’s guide to Majorca. With sixty-one plates and two maps.

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Chamberlin’s guide to Majorca. With sixty-one plates and two maps.

by Chamberlin, Frederick

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Editorial Augusta. Barcelona. 1925. Small octavo. xxiv, 269pp. 61 plates, 2 large folding maps, coloured in outlline. Short closed tear and crease to edge fold of the first large map, otherwise both maps are correctly folded and un-torn. Location of the Gran Hotel Palma de Mallorca circled with pencil. Original red cloth, worn. Gilt lettering to upper board. Hinges cracked. Toned to endpapers. A few dogears. Retaining the original attached Hotel Falcon bookmark with attribution to this work. Purple inked stamp of the Turismo de Palma de Mallorca to verso of title page. Embossed price to lower board.

Inscription of interest to the ffep: (1936 inscription in different ink to the later inscription)

"Wimperis. Palma de Mallorca. January 1936. 3, The Vale, Chelsea, SW3". "To VW* 1960 & to Alan and Virginia 1966."

Edmund Walter Wimperis (1865-1946), Architect. The son of Edmund Morison Wimperis, watercolourist, and brother of the playwright Arthur Wimperis, Edmund Wimperis was architect to the Grosvenor Estate. Architect of a number of iconic buildings including Fortnum and Mason 1925; Dupplin Castle 1925; Grosvenor House, Park Lane 1926 (with Lutyens); Cambridge Theatre, West End 1929; Marine Gate, Marine Drive, Brighton.

Arthur Wimperis, as screenwriter, collaborated with Robert Graves, Alexander Korda, and Charles Laughton on the 1936-1937 iconic uncompleted London Film Production of I Claudius, the most famous unfinished film in the history of motion pictures.

Virginia Wimperis [The"VW*" of the inscription], sociologist and author, was a friend and correspondent of Robert Graves who lived in Mallorca for many years. Virginia is credited in the acknowledgements in Robert Graves: The Reader Over Your Shoulder.


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Chamberlin’s guide to Majorca. With sixty-one plates and two maps.
Chamberlin, Frederick
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Mallorca, Spain, Inscription, Winiperis, Palma, Robert Graves
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Travel and Exploration; Europe; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; Travel Guide Books; Spain and Portugal;

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