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Randall and The River of Time
London; Michael Joseph. 1951. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth titled in gilt to spine, in unclipped dustwrapper. Some light edgewear and scuffing, a hint of toning to spine panel. Minor spotting to page edges. Internally clean. Signed ex-libris from the Forester and Troughton-Smith Family Archive to front pastedown. Inscribed by Forester to his nephew Stephen to front flyleaf: "To Stephen/ from his uncle with/ best wishes/ C. S. Forester" Housed in a tailor made blue morocco, felt lined clamshell box. The name on C. S. Forester's birth certificate was Cecil Louis Troughton Smith. He later adopted the pen name Cecil Scott Forester. He became known as C. S. Forester in his private as well as professional life. Brought up in England, much of Forester's writing life was spent in California, a sufferer from arteriosclerosis and a partial invalid, sadly ironic for a man who had created one of the most distinctive and popular action heroes in the form of Horatio Hornblower. Forester married his second wife Dorothy, in 1947 and they lived in California until Forester's death in 1966. Having remained close to Forester's nephew; Mr. Stephen Troughton-Smith, who had a close relationship with his uncle, Dorothy eventually ended up living with Stephen and his family in Sussex after she became too frail to cope on her own. After her death in 1998 her Forester related books, correspondance and ephemera were bequeathed to Stephen Troughton-Smith who combined them with his own material to form the Forester Troughton Smith family archive. After his death the archive arrived in auction. Toovey's Auctioneers 21/02/2012.
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