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A COAT OF MANY COLOURS OCCASIONAL ESSAYS

by Read, Herbert

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London: Routledge, 1947. Small octavo. Cloth. Frontis. Spine sunned, cloth a bit worn, but a very good copy. Third impression. A superb association copy, inscribed by the author: "for Caroline & Allen Tate - Two grateful creatures shared your hospitality [/] One dumb and one who would be eloquent as Milton: [/]The one inscribes to you these products of his vanity [/] And adds for pious record the genial name of Bilton. Herbert Read Gambier, July 1949."


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octavo
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