Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"No holds barred, no quarter given, sibling conflict between brother and sister over stamp album from childhood to adult life - fantastic - and the glimpses into future fashions conceived from 1930s at the end are fun as well and don't seem so outlandish now. I had no idea I would enjoy a novel about stamps so much..."


UPDATE: This book has been sold!

On the anniversary of his death in 1985, we remember I, Claudius author Robert Graves.

Graves, Robert, The Antigua Stamp (Seizin Press/Random House, 1st U.S. edition, 1937). Two children: the boy grows up to be a novelist; the girl, an actor-manager of a theater company. They both feud over the Antigua stamp, a rare object in their collection. A sardonic romp by the author of I, Claudius.

Octavo, 325 pp. Hardcover, good condition; wear to the dust jacket, and some small tears are taped but, happily, not yellowed or noticeable. The U.S. 1st is more scarce than the U.K. 1st. HBB price: $50 obo.


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