London: Mallinson, 1933.
Hardcover. Very good. Item #50564
Lg.octavo. 237pp. Incl. a list of books by the contributors. LIMITED TO 95 COPIES; This is #51. Includes stories and signatures by T. F. Powys, H.E. Bates, Liam O'Flaherty, John Brophy, Rhys Davies, Rupert Croft Cooke, Sean O'Faolain and others.
The Charles to which this book is dedicated, is Charles Lahr. Frontice portrait of Charles Lahr appears to be signed by Nina Hamnett, artist and writer, associated with the Bloomsbury group, known as the Queen of Bohemia. This copy inscribed to "Jean from 'G", London, October 1945" Green cloth shows light general wear, and a bit of fading to spine. No dust jacket as issued.
"In the 1920s, the Progressive Bookshop in Holborn served as a metropolitan hub for writers from elsewhere in Britain and its empire. Its owner, the anarchist Charles Lahr, acted as a liaison between local printers and publishers. The bookshop and the small presses associated with it played important roles in publishing and distributing avant-garde works - in particular, the later writings of D. H. Lawrence..."