1. The Rainbow Comes and Goes. 1959. Third Impression.
2. Light of the Common Day. 1959.
3. Trumpets from the Steep. 1960.
Published by Rupert Hart-Davis, London.
Covers are hard bound in cloth. Gilt decorative design. In Good condition. Shelf and edge-wear. Faded. Corners bumped.
Dust jackets are present. In Good condition. Shelf and edge-wear. Chips and tears. Marks. Tanned. Synopsis on front flap. Prices not clipped.
End papers are intact. Illustrative design. Pencil marks on front fly. Marks.
Preliminaries - frontispiece, dedication, contents.
Main text bodies - Volume 1: 256 pages; Volume 2: 263 pages; Volume 3: 253 pages. In Very Good condition. Black and White plates throughout.
Back matter - indexes.
Edges are even and clean.
Spines are tight with no gutter damage. Title panels with Gilt lettering. End bumped and worn.
Page structure is sound with no missing pages.
“This is not to be judged merely as the memoirs of an exceptionally brilliant social figure, but as a work of art. By that standard it has real distinction—poetic, idiosyncratic, poignant, funny, unflagging, scintillating simple, stylish; not the book of the season, or of the bedside table; a book for the library, to be read and reread and loved for a life-time.”—Evelyn Waugh