Papers Relating to the Family of Wimsey, edited by Matthew Wimsey

London: privately printed For the Family - Humphrey Milford, 1936. First Edition. Original printed wrappers; very good. Gilbert A23. This is a presentation copy, inscribed by Sayers, “Dennis Arundell/ d.d.d./ Dorothy L. Sayers/ 16.xii.36.” A highly appropriate association: the recipient was a theater and film actor, who, among other roles, played Peter Wimsey in the play of Busman’s Honeymoon, which opened in the month that this was presented. Despite the fact that 500 copies were printed for private distribution, a substantial number, this booklet is very scarce, turning up seldom enough to cause us to wonder if only a portion of the edition was actually gifted or sold. We have had but a single inscribed copy in the past. A laid in slip notes that additional copies were available from Helen Simpson at 2/6 each.

[Book #32482P]

Price: $3,000.00