Lot 47

FLEMING, Ian (1908-64) – Hugh EDWARDS (1878-1952).  All Night at Mr. Stanyhurst’s. With an Introduction by Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8vo. Half title, illustrations by Aedwyn Darroll. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Aedwyn Darroll with price of 16s. unclipped. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). In his introduction to this edition of a novel which was first published in 1933 and then fell into obscurity, Ian Fleming describes how “... several times since Jonathan Cape became my own publisher I have urged them to reprint my choice among ‘lost’ books, this short novel by the shadowy, unsung Hugh Edwards.”

Estimate: £40-£60