Together with: Ruth Pitter. The Rude Potato. London: The Cresset Press, 1941, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY ROGER FURSE (“To darling Vivien, | in gratitude for such | a lovely “Jennifer” | and my first - | Roger”) on the front free endpaper, with an autograph letter loosely inserted (“…I am coming in to see the Dilemma again this evening… Here is the little book that I spoke of – it might amuse you - Would you be remaining in the theatre between shows on Saturday & if so would it be possible to come & make a little drawing of you?....”), illustrations by Furse, original cream boards, dust-jacket designed by Furse, jacket a little worn at extremities
Unexamined out of frame. The sheet may be very slightly time stained and undulates also very slightly. There are one or two extremely tiny, minor spots of foxing. Subject to the above the work is in overall excellent condition.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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