From Library of Cecil Day Lewis 'The Devil's Repertoire' 1st Ed


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Victor Gollancz (The Book Came From The Library of Cecil Day Lewis) The Devil’s Repertoire or Nuclear Bombing And The Life of Man First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Victor Gollancz London 1958……. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED to Cecil Day Lewis from Victor Gollancz on the Front Endpaper…….. Rare with this Literary Association (see pictures)  

Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in Publisher’s blue cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good dust-jacket that is a little rubbed to the outer extremities of the dust-jacket.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness,and there is no leaning or rolling to spine.This copy came from the private archive collection of C Day Lewis and the book has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Victor Gollancz to Day Lewis on the front endpaper with Gollancz’s initials.Day Lewis was born in Ballintubbert, County Laois, Ireland. He was the son of the Reverend Frank Cecil Day-Lewis and Kathleen Squires. After Day-Lewis’s mother died in 1906, he was brought up in London by his father, with the help of an aunt, spending summer holidays with relatives in Wexford. Day-Lewis continued to regard himself as Anglo-Irish for the remainder of his life, though after the declaration of the Republic of Ireland in 1948 he chose British rather than Irish citizenship, on the grounds that 1940 had taught him where his deepest roots lay.He was educated at Sherborne School and at Wadham College Oxford, from which he graduated in 1927.In 1928 he married Mary King and worked as a schoolmaster.During the 1940s he had a long and troubled love affair with the novelist Rosamond Lehmann. His second marriage was to actress Jill Balcon.During the Second World War he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information.In 1946 Day-Lewis was a lecturer at Cambridge University, publishing his lectures in The Poetic Image.In 1951 he married the actress Jill Balcon.He later taught poetry at Oxford, where he was Professor of Poetry.Day-Lewis’s two marriages yielded four children including Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, food writer and journalist Tamasin Day-Lewis, and TV critic and writer Sean Day-Lewis.Uncommon signed title and especially nice with the C Day Lewis connection.8vo 192pp First Edition 1st Impression 

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