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Quair Books

Quair Books specialises in modern literary and visual cultures, particularly alternative, different and radical authors/artists, presses and histories. We also hold a small general stock, with a focus on rare, significant and bonny books. We trade at fairs, online and via catalogue. Private Premises.

The Walled City [SIGNED]


FIRST THUS, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 8vo. Red buckram, spine lettered in light blue. Top edge blue (faded). Bruising to head of spine, lightly soiled and faded. Book Society ex libris – “W. Cowdew.” – to front pastedown, offsetting to feps. Signed by Huxley in blue pen to verso of half-title. Else, clean and tight. In Edward Bawden’s original dust jacket: creasing and two closed tears to top edge of front panel, red bleed-through from cloth to joint of front flap and top corner and leading edge of rear panel. Still, Bawden’s cover art remains striking.