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Maiden Voyage [1st Readers Union edition]

£19.99

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This little book tells of the author's boyhood trip to China, book-ended by a desperate escape from boarding school, and a final tearful farewell as a ship leaves port. Interwoven with these are encounters with soldiers, aunts, Chinamen, and antiques... Illustrations are by the author. Dedicated to Edith Sitwell, it contains a foreword by that lady, in which she prophesies that the author, 'a born writer', may prove to be not only that, but a considerable one. Sadly, this was not to be, as he died in the same year as his second book was published. Other works, however, have appeared posthumously over the following 50 years or so.

Maurice Denton Welch (1915–1948) was an English writer and painter, admired for his vivid prose and precise descriptions.

Our 1st edition (thus) copy is in good condition generally, bound in orange cloth with title on the spine, highlighted orange on a black background. Few external signs of wear apart from minimal bumping of corners and some slight shelf wear to top & tail of spine. Inside, the binding is firm (though the book falls open at the central point), with no loose pages. All p[ages clean and bright. Decorated endpapers, a self-portrait frontispiece, two full-page designs introducing parts I and II, and other smaller illustrations all by the author himself. Ink-written previous owner's name on reverse of front fep, dated 1945.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition thus
Author(s):
Welch, D.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 12.5 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1945
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
303
Publisher:
Readers' Union Ltd
Title:
Maiden Voyage

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This little book tells of the author's boyhood trip to China, book-ended by a desperate escape from boarding school, and a final tearful farewell as a ship leaves port. Interwoven with these are encounters with soldiers, aunts, Chinamen, and antiques... Illustrations are by the author. Dedicated to Edith Sitwell, it contains a foreword by that lady, in which she prophesies that the author, 'a born writer', may prove to be not only that, but a considerable one. Sadly, this was not to be, as he died in the same year as his second book was published. Other works, however, have appeared posthumously over the following 50 years or so.

Maurice Denton Welch (1915–1948) was an English writer and painter, admired for his vivid prose and precise descriptions.

Our 1st edition (thus) copy is in good condition generally, bound in orange cloth with title on the spine, highlighted orange on a black background. Few external signs of wear apart from minimal bumping of corners and some slight shelf wear to top & tail of spine. Inside, the binding is firm (though the book falls open at the central point), with no loose pages. All p[ages clean and bright. Decorated endpapers, a self-portrait frontispiece, two full-page designs introducing parts I and II, and other smaller illustrations all by the author himself. Ink-written previous owner's name on reverse of front fep, dated 1945.

Added value:
1st edition thus
Author(s):
Welch, D.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 12.5 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1945
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
303
Publisher:
Readers' Union Ltd
Title:
Maiden Voyage

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