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A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book

London: John Murray, 1996

8vo, pp. 120. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper.

First edition, second reprinting. ALS FROM HALLAM MURRAY TO BOB 'BLOCKBUSTERS' HOLNESS ATTACHED TO DUSTWRAPPER FRONT FLAP: 'Bob, Thrilled to have met you! My father was so full of wisdom, humour, common sense & good advice for his wayward 2nd son! I know you will really enjoy this. And thanks for enlightening so many people's lives. Yours ever, Hallam Murray 4/14/97'. With an additional note affixed to the rear flap addressed to Holness's daughter Rosalind (here given as Roslyn) forwarding the book for Bob's attention.

From 1975 to 1985, Bob Holness co-presented a morning radio show on London's LBC, and over the years amassed a large collection of inscribed copies of books whose authors had appeared on the show. From 1985 to 1997 he presented similar shows on BBC Radio 2.

Keywords: John G. MURRAY Bob HOLNESS"

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