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Pierre Boulle [Xan Fielding] – The Bridge on the River Kwai – First UK Edition 1954 – SIGNED

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Pierre Boulle [Xan Fielding] – The Bridge on the River Kwai – First UK Edition 1954 – SIGNED

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A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1954. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in Greek by the translator Xan Fielding to his wife Daphne [Fielding] in the year of publication. Issued without an endpaper. A little spotting to the prelims. Light discolouration to the spine tips. In a lightly chipped dust wrapper which is unclipped. A superb association copy of this semi-fictional WW2 classic. Bright Young Thing Daphne Vivien married Xan Fielding – a man fourteen years her junior – in 1953 and the marriage lasted until 1978 when Fielding left her for an older woman’. Fielding also translated Boulle’s Monkey Planet’.


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A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1954. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in Greek by the translator Xan Fielding to his wife Daphne [Fielding] in the year of publication. Issued without an endpaper. A little spotting to the prelims. Light discolouration to the spine tips. In a lightly chipped dust wrapper which is unclipped. A superb association copy of this semi-fictional WW2 classic. Bright Young Thing Daphne Vivien married Xan Fielding – a man fourteen years her junior – in 1953 and the marriage lasted until 1978 when Fielding left her for an older woman’. Fielding also translated Boulle’s Monkey Planet’.