A Private View of Stanley Spencer.

(Spencer.) COLLIS (Louise)

A Private View of Stanley Spencer.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 16 monochrome plates with photographs and reproductions of artwork, pp. [viii], 166, crown 8vo, original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in metallic blue, lean to spine, one corner gently knocked, dustjacket with Stanley Spencer painting to front, touch of creasing to extremities, very good

Publication Details: Heinemann, 1972

Notes: A review copy with Heinemann's slip laid in – also enclosed, a typed letter from David Holloway at The Daily Telegraph, providing this book for Frederick Laws to execute the review. Holloway's note is interesting: 'This is a rather nasty book, but I feel we should have something about it'. The galley proof of Laws review is also laid in, describing the book as 'painful reading, bitterly revengeful and contemptuous'. The author was the daughter of Maurice Collis, the artist's friend and first biographer – the present memoir was in fact ghostwritten for Patricia Preece, Lady Spencer, for th...more

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Price: £40

Subject: Art & Architecture

Published Date: 1972

Stock Number: 70130

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