Paul Nash: The Master Of The Image: 1889-1946.

Eates, Margot


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First Edition

Published by John Murray, London, UK, 1973. Original orange cloth gilt. Dustwrapper. Size: 23.2cm x 29.3cm. pp. xvi, 156. Copy of Isobel, Baroness Radnor, with her armorial bookplate and inscribed to her by the author ‘with affectionate good wishes’. Also includes two autograph letters from Eates to Radnor in an envelope which has been attached to the front paste-down. One of these discusses how surprised she is by the success of the book and how: “I wish you’d known Paul. He was one of Harley’s and my closest friends” and “If he opened the door and walked in I’d simply say ‘Darling Paul, how splendid to see you,’ and go on from where we left off.” The second letter refers to her visit to see the ‘Whistler glass at Moreton… as well as the recumbent effigy of (T. E.) Lawrence. Did you know, by the way, that Lawrence insisted on the engravings for the ‘Special’ edition of the Seven Pillars being done by Paul Nash? Lawrence himself was a student of Margaret Nash’s father, who taught him Arabic at Oxford”. Illustrated throughout in colour. A near fine, tight, clean copy in near fine, very slightly creased and marked dustwrapper. ISBN 0714828122