Beau Geste


SIGNED BY AUTHOR. FIRST LIMITED DELUXE EDITION, 1927. Limited to 1000 COPIES of which this is No. 529. No owner inscriptions. Twenty superb tipped-in illustrations by Helen McKie - 4 evocative coloured plates on brown card & 16 B&W, all with titled tissue guards, plus 9 Headpieces. B&W frontis of Wren in uniform, also tissue-guarded. Top edge gilt. Really very good. Clean, tight & bright. The red cloth spine is a little speckled & sunned [pls see photo]; powder blue buckram boards are very good, a touch bumped at corners. Heavy parchment deckled-edged pages are near fine. No foxing except for small tan spot at bottom edge of last couple of pages. Titled page printed in red & black. Couple of very minor tiny paper repairs bottom of couple pages, barely noticeable. 579 pp plus sheet music for "The Song of the Legion" dated 1926 - the march theme of the Paramount film of Beau Geste. *** John Murray. 

Author: WREN, Percival Christopher
Illustrated By: McKie, Helen
Published: 1927 John Murray, London
Edition: First Limited Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by author

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