Hardcover, 8vo., quarter white cloth spine with black lettering and raised black & white pattern paper boards, prev owner Rosalind Macarthur-Onslow pencil notation of the gift, no dustjacket, 217pp. The book was originally published in Britain in 1929 by Eric Partridges publishing company Scholartis Press but British confiscated all known copies from known British booksellers. The book was written by Norah James who at the time was advertising and publishing manager at Jonathan Cape Publishing about wartime morality and contained phrases unacceptable to the British censors. Similiar attitude that taken to The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. The publication in France by Babou & Kahane was the beginning of their Obelisk Press publishing in English works banned or apt to be banned in Britain. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Sleeveless Errand
Éditeur : Paris, Henry Babou & Jack Kahane, 1929, 1st Paris Edition.
Description du livre Henry Babou and Jack Kahane 1929, 1929. FIRST PARIS EDITION, 8vo, bound in quarter cream cloth, with patterened boards, pp217. Slight edgewear to boards, handling marks to spine. A Good copy overall. (This novel was suppressed in the UK in March 1929). (Box 10 aug 14) **To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. N° de réf. du libraire 31954
Description du livre Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, Paris, 1929. First Paris edition, 217 pages, cloth backstrip with patterned boards, edges rubbed remains a VG hardcover, no jacket. First published in England where it was banned. Garnett comments on the episode. N° de réf. du libraire 000119