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David of Kings

E[dward] F[rederic] Benson

Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, archaeologist and short story writer. This book follows on from David Blaize. It's about his life as a student at Kings College, Cambridge, the main entrance of which is sketched on the jacket. There is an amusing review of the novel here.

  First edition, 5th impression

Bibliography code: HOD-24.1v

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: none

Year: May 1924

Format: 8vo

Pages: 318

Binding: blue cloth with title and author imprinted in black in a box at the top with a design to the left of the illustration on the jacket; title, author and publisher on spine

Size: 190 x 131 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower right, in front of the two figures

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 7 shillings 6 pence

Printing history: First printed, May 1924. Repinted in May, June, August, 1924, February 1925, July 1930

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

Notes: The cover and jacket may be different from the first edition, which has not been seen. A 7th impression with the same cover and jacket has been seen which was issued in August 1938. It was still priced at 7/6d

Image of dust jacket

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Image of dust jacket

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Image of panel of jacket of a later impression