Gillespie's High School Magazine Muriel Spark (nee Camberg) 1st 1934

Gillespie's High School Magazine Muriel Spark (nee Camberg) 1st 1934

£260.00Price

This is the first and only edition of Gillespie's High School Magazine for July 1934. It is in very good ++ condition. There is a small crease to the bottom right hand corner. The lower panel of the binding has a crease mark to the outside edge. The pages are in general very clean as are the wrappers with no other marks and no previous owner's ink. Overall a very good ++ copy. 

 

The novelist Muriel Spark attended James Gillespie's High School from 1923-1935. She contributed poetry on a number of occasions to the school magazine. She would have been 16 years old when this edition of the magazine was put together. She contributes a small poem called 'dust'. She is credited in her maiden name Camberg. Spark based the main character of her 1961 novel 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' on one of her teachers, Christina Kay at Gillespies. A scarce and collectible item, with these high school magazines relating to Muriel Spark not appearing in commerce that often. 

     

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