L. E. Jones. With decorations by John Banting.
Secker & Warburg. London. 1951. First edition. Inscribed by Jones in ink on the front endpaper - 'Maurice Headlam from L. E. J. June 1954. Hardback; yellow cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Ex libris of Maurice Headlam to front pastedown. Obituary of the author loosely inserted. ix, 162 pages. Jacket design, title-page decoration and text decorations by John Banting. English. 220 x 145mm. 0.35kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, spine faded, some ruffling at head of spine with a couple of short 1cm tears, some light spotting and dustiness to rear panel of jacket, not price-clipped; spotting to top edge.
An inscribed copy of Lawrence Jones' collection of verse and prose, with a jacket design and illustrations by John Banting. Jones turns his witty and versatile pen to pastiche, epitaphs, verse, epigrams, translations, clerihews and limericks, letters, and 'bits and pieces'. Many of them are collected from his writings for the New Statesman and Nation. From the library of author Maurice Headlam, with his ex libris book plate.