Henry Williamson – The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight – First UK Editions with signed archive of postcards and letters

Henry Williamson – The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight – First UK Editions with signed archive of postcards and letters

Henry Williamson Ancient Sunlight First Editions Signed

Henry Williamson – The Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight – First UK Editions with signed archive of postcards and letters

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‘A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight’: 1951-69, 15 titles – A few minor spots to some volumes – Young Phillip Maddison with blindstamps to first few leaves, original cloth, slight fading to one or two extremities, dust jackets, a few price-clipped, Dark Lantern with reinforcements to verso, a couple of small nicks and closed tears, a few light stains to Dark Lantern. All are first edition, first printings, all in dust wrappers. Accompanied with the set of books is a series of hand-written postcards (5 in total), as well as an original TLS from Williamson to Roy Plomey agreeing to take part in ‘Desert Island Discs’ and discussing the series of novels above. Williamson notes the series includes 3/4 million words on the Great War in five of its fifteen novels. Williamson also reveals Patrick Garland is filming a 50th anniversary programme with him for Armistice Day – letters from Garland about Williamson are also included in this archive. Following on from this, Williamson has written two postcards to ‘Plomley’ dated 17 June and 4 September 1969 respectively. He [Williamson] discusses the break-down of his marriages as well as listing his choices for Desert Island Discs, as well as his favourite book (’Story of My Heart’ by Richard Jefferies). Also included are three postcards written to Nick Austin (the assistant editor of Panther Books), discussing, across all three postcards, the fact that the Macdonald edition (the first edition) of ‘Donkey Boy’ is not the definitive edition of the text. Also included in the archive are three letter from Ann Thomas (Williamson’s secretary and latterly lover who bore him a child) attempting to sell original archive material of Williamson’s. One letter (we believe) is addressed to the famed bookseller and collector, Percy Muir, who assembled Ian Fleming’s library. In addition, two letters from Patrick Garland discussing the film he produced about Williamson are included. A wonderful set of the series of books, accompanied by a superb archive pertaining to them. Rare

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‘A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight’: 1951-69, 15 titles – A few minor spots to some volumes – Young Phillip Maddison with blindstamps to first few leaves, original cloth, slight fading to one or two extremities, dust jackets, a few price-clipped, Dark Lantern with reinforcements to verso, a couple of small nicks and closed tears, a few light stains to Dark Lantern. All are first edition, first printings, all in dust wrappers. Accompanied with the set of books is a series of hand-written postcards (5 in total), as well as an original TLS from Williamson to Roy Plomey agreeing to take part in ‘Desert Island Discs’ and discussing the series of novels above. Williamson notes the series includes 3/4 million words on the Great War in five of its fifteen novels. Williamson also reveals Patrick Garland is filming a 50th anniversary programme with him for Armistice Day – letters from Garland about Williamson are also included in this archive. Following on from this, Williamson has written two postcards to ‘Plomley’ dated 17 June and 4 September 1969 respectively. He [Williamson] discusses the break-down of his marriages as well as listing his choices for Desert Island Discs, as well as his favourite book (’Story of My Heart’ by Richard Jefferies). Also included are three postcards written to Nick Austin (the assistant editor of Panther Books), discussing, across all three postcards, the fact that the Macdonald edition (the first edition) of ‘Donkey Boy’ is not the definitive edition of the text. Also included in the archive are three letter from Ann Thomas (Williamson’s secretary and latterly lover who bore him a child) attempting to sell original archive material of Williamson’s. One letter (we believe) is addressed to the famed bookseller and collector, Percy Muir, who assembled Ian Fleming’s library. In addition, two letters from Patrick Garland discussing the film he produced about Williamson are included. A wonderful set of the series of books, accompanied by a superb archive pertaining to them. Rare

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