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Boriswood 1931. 8vo., original buckram with leather spine label. Label chipped and rubbed, boards slightly sunned and spotted, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited edition of 145 numbered copies sisgned by the author and 15 copies for presentation. This copy in addition to being signed on the limitation leaf, is signed on the front free endpaper and also inscribed "To Michel with love James Hanley." The recipient of this copy was Michel Faure who resided in London in the sixties and worked for the BBC. He wrote a French series for TV called Bonjour Fran├žoise and had the same agent as James Hanley, hence they became good friends Originally published at London in 1931 in an edition of 145 copies for subscribers only, Boy is "an appalling story of sexual violence on board ship" (ODNB) related by its eponymous cabin-boy. When in 1934 it was issued in a cheap edition, copies were seized by the police and the book was successfully prosecuted for obscenity. The jacket of the first US carries a puff by T. E. Lawrence quoted from a letter to the author, "Boy is very remarkable..."
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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