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SELF, Lawrence.
Behind the Lines.

ff. Title [with hand coloured vignette verso], [Introduction] and 12 leaves each with a handcoloured and hand-drawn illustration recto and verso, except for the final leaf with an illustration recto and a limitation statement verso : ' This edition is limited to 50 signed and numbered copies. Each contains a set of 23 of the 1,150 hand drawn and hand coloured illustrations. This is number 44. Lawrence Self.' Black paper boards with manuscript label on the front board, cloth spine, joints weak and the spine worn at the ends and around the board edges, internally a nice copy.

*INTRODUCTION : ' The whole story of telephones in wartime will not be known until peace comes.......... Although the serious side of telephone work is appreciated by all of us, let the humorous aspect of telephones be considered.' LAWRENCE SELF (1924-2001) was nineteen years of age at the publication of this book. It is not recorded in COPAC, which merely lists an exhibition catalogue of his work in 1966.

Printed for private circulation by The Williams Press, Thornton Heath.

Date Published: 1943. Small landscape folio.

Stock No. 59877

Price: 300.00