Fantastic Memories. Illustrations by Salvador Dali.
Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc. 1944. First Edition
4to, Frontispiece, 128 pp, 22 plates and duplicates at p37 and 44, publisher’s cloth, dustwrapper, presentation inscription inink on verso of frontispiece “Go! ‘Fantastic Memories’ and be proud to be in the hands of Mrs H S Sewell, the last Lady who believes in the existence of Lilliput... Maurice Sandoz. New York 1945”, engraved bookplate “Tysoe Manor” on front pastedown, a minor chip at foot of d/w spine, otherwise a very fine copy
The recipient was the daughter the gypsum magnate, Jerome Berre King, and the wife of Brigadier-General Horace Somerville Sewell, CMG, DSO & bar (1881–1953), an officer in the British Army during World War I. In 1940 they moved into Tysoe Manor in Warwickshire but during WW II he was attached to the British Information Sevice in New York.
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