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An English Madam - The Life And Work Of Cynthia Payne : Inscribed By The Author And Cynthia Payne To Their Publisher Tom Maschler by  Paul Bailey - Signed First Edition - 1982 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244881)

An English Madam - The Life And Work Of Cynthia Payne : Inscribed By The Author And Cynthia Payne To Their Publisher Tom Maschler

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An English Madam - The Life And Work Of Cynthia Payne : Inscribed By The Author And Cynthia Payne To Their Publisher Tom Maschler

by Bailey, Paul

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
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The First UK printing published by Jonathan Cape, London in 1982. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Light offsetting to the end-papers. Illustrated with B/W photographs throughout. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition with a photographic portrait of Cynthia Payne to rear panel. Wrapper design by Craig Dodd. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The publisher's Tom Maschler's copy, doubly inscribed to him by both the author and Cynthia Payne : 'for Tom -- who has been here before -- with love from Paul'. And beneath: 'October 13th 1982. To the most brilliant publisher in the world and I must say with the most guts to take me on! Cinders xxx one for John Thomas'. When Streatham brothel-keeper Cynthia Payne was prosecuted in 1980 for keeping a disorderly house, the trial's tales of red-arsed vicars, enslaved Members of Parliament and payment for sex with luncheon vouchers transfixed the country. It also brought her to the attention of film makers : Wish You Were Here is the story of her early life'. The publisher Tom Maschler who, in what turned out to be a perfect marriage, gave the novelist Paul Bailey the job of writing Cynthia's biography, which is by turn moving, eye-opening and absolutely hilarious. A fabulous three-way association. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244881
Title
An English Madam - The Life And Work Of Cynthia Payne : Inscribed By The Author And Cynthia Payne To Their Publisher Tom Maschler
Author
Bailey, Paul
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Jonathan Cape, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1982
Keywords
Erotica, Payne, TV

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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