Lot 38

DUNN, Clive (1920-2012).  Permission to Speak. An Autobiography. London (and elsewhere): Century, 1986. 8vo. Half title, half tone illustrations. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket (jacket price-clipped, short inconspicuous tear and some very minor chipping). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, “Boliqueime, Portugal, May 1002[sic]. Dear Henry, As you can see I know what day it is but not certain of the year! but as they say at the M.O.D. Don’t Panic! and thanks for the donation. Clive.” With Paul Eddington’s The Complete Yes Minister ([London], 1988, reprint, paperback, inscribed on the title, “To David Maclean from Jim Hacker alias Paul Eddington”). "I met Clive Dunn who lived in the Algarve in a bar in the village of Boliqueime. Don't panic was always on his lips! A dear man who only signed up for Dad's Army because of John le Mesurier's persuasion. I got the impression neither dared care for Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe)" (H.B.). (2)

Estimate: £70-£100