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Peonies And Ponies : Signed By The Author by  Harold Acton - Signed First Edition - 1941 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244839)

Peonies And Ponies : Signed By The Author

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Peonies And Ponies : Signed By The Author

by Acton, Harold

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Very Good++/Very Good++
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The First UK printing published by Chatto and Windus, London in 1941. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing and fading at the extreme spine tips. Some mild dulling to the gilt titling to the spine. Some very slight toning and spotting to the text-block. Mild offsetting to the front blank end-papers. The crimson top-stain is still very bright. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light edge-wear at the spine tips. Some toning to the flaps and folds. A little age related markings in places. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been inscribed and signed by the author to the front blank end-paper : 'To Herbert Van Thal, one of the very few who are kind about my writing, most gratefully, from , Harold Acton'. The recipient Herbert Van Thal, was a British bookseller, publisher, agent, biographer, and anthologist. A scarce copy with such attributes. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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Peonies And Ponies : Signed By The Author
Acton, Harold
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
Jacket condition
Very Good++
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First UK Edition
Chatto and Windus, London
Place of Publication
Date published
Acton, Thal, China

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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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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: 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 : 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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