Story of a Life: Childhood and Schooldays; Slow Approach of Thunder; In that Dawn; Years of Hope; Southern Adventure; The Restless Years. Kyril FITZLYON, Andrew, THOMSON, Manya, HARARI, Michael DUNCAN, Konstantin PAUSTOVSKY.

Story of a Life: Childhood and Schooldays; Slow Approach of Thunder; In that Dawn; Years of Hope; Southern Adventure; The Restless Years.

London: Harvill Press, 1964; 1965; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1974. [Literary Autobiography] COMPLETE FIRST UK EDITIONS. Six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 16cm), pp.283 [5]; pp.256; pp.224; pp.223 [1]; pp.227 [1]; pp.221 [3]. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to navy backing on spine. Errata slip loose to volume II. Each with the dust jacket illustrated by Brian Russell and Yvonne Skargon, variously priced at 25s, 30s, and £2.75. Light spotting and toning to edges. Blue ink ownership to front pastedown of volume I. An illustrated bookplate to verso of fly-leaf in volume VI. Spotting to jacket of volume I, with toning also to spine. Light rubbing and marking to jackets of volumes II, III, IV and V, with some sunning to spines of volumes II, III and VI. Jacket of volume VI sadly laminted, though quite proficiently with spotting to flaps and endpapers. All volumes a little musty. Very good. The story of the Russian author's early life, from childhood up to the 1920's, the narrative being cut off by his death in 1968. Item #59009

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