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, early owner's rectangular ink stamp to the front endpaper dated 1966 by hand, dust jacket. Illustrations by the author throughout. Some wear to the extremities of the jacket with loss to the foot of the spine plus some soiling, else a decent copy. 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 #32986

Price: £240.00

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