Category: Children's / Illustrated

TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS. By An Old Boy. Stock code: 11534

Author / Artist:

Hughes, Thomas

Description:

First edition, first printing. With an ALS. Beautifully bound in full blue morocco by Bayntun Rivière of Bath. Titles in gilt and five raised bands to the spine. Gilt inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Half title present. Bound without the ads. A fine copy, housed in a purpose made blue cloth slipcase. The two page autograph letter, on House of Commons notepaper, is bound in before the blank front endpaper and is signed Thos Hughes.

Price:

£1,250.00

Notes:

A tremendously influential novel that introduced the genre of British School Stories to a much wider audience. P. G. Wodehouse, Terry Pratchett, Frank Richards, George Macdonald Fraser and J. K. Rowling have all acknowledged its influence in their own writing.