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E[dward] F[rederic] Benson

Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, archaeologist and short story writer. This is a novel of school life, said to be suffused with homoeroticism.

  First edition?

Bibliography code: HOD-16.2

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: none

Year: [1916]

Format: 8vo

Pages: 316

Binding: blue cloth with title and author imprinted in black in a box with a design, on the top of the front cover; title, author and publisher on spine

Size: 190 x 130 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blampied, lower right under shoulder

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 7 shillings 6 pence

Printing history: none stated

Printed by: Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ltd., London and Aylesbury

Notes: This book is not dated so might not be the true first edition. It looks like the jacket has been nobbled by something.

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