The Dark Monarch. A Portrait from Within. Sven BERLIN.

The Dark Monarch. A Portrait from Within.

London: The Galley Press, 1962. First edition. 8vo. xii, 204 pp. Publisher's yellow cloth, gilt lettered red spine panel with a matching gilt illustrated panel to the upper board, dust jacket. Illustrations by the author throughout. An excellent copy with barely any wear to the jacket and the white of the jacket remarkably clean. A cult novel, being a barely fictionalised description of the petty rivalries and squabbles within the artists' community in St. Ives. The book provoked much consternation locally and prompted a libel action leading to the book's early withdrawal from sale, thus making it hard to find. Item #36134

Price: £350.00

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