The Old Man of Lochnagar by Hugh Casson, 1st / 1st, 1980
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1980).
SIGNED presentation copy with a sketch. First edition. This is a very good copy. The Wrapper has not been price clipped and shows the original £3.95 net price. The boards are free from chips and marks. The bottom and side text blocks are clean, but the top is slightly foxed. The illustrator’s signature appears on the front free endpaper in black ink and with dedication. The accompanied sketch, of the titular character, is finely done and in black ink. Overall, this is a very good copy of a scarcely signed title. This copy is signed by illustrator Hugh Casson to the then Japanese ambassador Hugh Cortazzi. Rare with these attributes.