Author: Cyril Connolly
Publisher: London Horizon 1944
First edition. One of 1000 numbered copies printed on Barcham Green paper. Inscribed by the author to Sonia Brownell, later Sonia Orwell, “Sonia from Cyril”. With an additional ink inscription (a quotation from De Nerval), “Dans la nuit du tombeau toi qui ma’s consolé”. Also with a couple of manuscript alterations to the text.
Sonia worked as Connolly’s assistant Horizon Magazine and indeed she was the target of Connolly’s advances. Having repelled these he spread rumours that she was a suppressed lesbian. It was, however, through Connolly that she met George Orwell.
8vo., original printed wrappers. A fine copy.