William Heinemann, 1977, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
acknowledgements, introduction by author. The text is illustrated with black and white photography. Brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing photograph of Eric Muspratt, with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In 1969 Arthur Hickman was knocked over and killed by a truck in London, he bequeathed to the editor his journal which he had been keeping since 1923. In the journal was the story of a friendship between Arthur Hickman and Eric Muspratt, which lasted until Eric returned to Australia in 1939. Within the journal there was also included thoughts on the London literary scene, society both high and low, theatre and other friends, but it is his friendship with Eric that is the central theme to this book. For as Arthur says his last reference to his friend "the sum total of his benefactions to me was two meals, three books, seven lemons-- and more happiness that anyone else has ever given me.".- from the rear fold over panel blurb. The corners are slightly rubbed and their shelf wear obvious to the bottom edges of book. The head and heel of spine are bumped. There is slight loss of colour to the front edge of the front panel. Bookseller's sticker on front paste down. Dust marks to the top paper edge with a few grubby marks along other page edges. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. X, 214 pp., last blank, all. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Letters; letters; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0855610417. ISBN/EAN: 9780855610418. Inventory No: 0100717.