THE SATURDAY BOOK (23rd year)

London: Hutchinson, 1963. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy from author and British swell Beverly Nichols (1898 - 1983) to art-collector, artist, inventor, author, designer and American swell Nancy Hays Hammond (1904-1985) on the ffe: "For N.H.H. With Christmas greetings from B. N....one of the many contributors of this little book... who...as she will learn inside is not. So distinguished as he how briefly how briefly imagines." Nichols contribution is a witty piece called "On Discovering that Jane Austen was One's Great-Great-Great-Aunt". Hammond does not appear; it seems that Nichol's inscription to Hammond is his typically arch way to perhaps ridicule the editorship of the book for not including an article that Hammond may have submitted. Book near fine, dustjacket price-clipped. Nichols inscriptions aren't that common, particulalrly considering how much he got published. Near Fine / Very Good+. Item #011463

Price: $225.00