London: The Bodley Head, (1987),
First Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. (vii), (366)pp. The Bodley Head, Item #292
Illustrated with title pages and frontispieces from various publications by the firm, and with photographs. Founded by John Lane in the nineties, and publishing the notable figures of that time, The Bodley Head moved easily into the twentieth century to publish an international list of authors from Maurois to Solzenitsyn to Agatha Christie. This history chronicles the industry's changes - particularly that of ownership change. With a final appendix listing the 24 Bodley Head booklets printed privately for authors and friends of the firm. A very fine, clean copy, both book and dust jacket.
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