# 33287

THOMSON, Ken (compiler)

Barry Humphries : bepraisements on his birthday. (Limited edition, inscribed by Barry Humphries for Geoffrey Dutton)

$330.00 AUD

  • Ask a question

London : Enitharmon Pres, 1994. “The edition is limited to two hundred anf fifty copies, the first ten of which have been specially bound and slipcased by The Fine Bindery. This is number 31” (colophon). Octavo (240 mm), publisher’s brown cloth over boards with gilt-lettered spine, in pictorial dust jacket; pp 95, [1]. illustrated; in fine condition. A significant presentation and association copy, inscribed on the colophon by Humphries for his friend (and contributor to this publication), Australian literary giant Geoffrey Dutton: ‘Dearest Geoff, A slimmer tome than yours! from me Barry Humphries’; with a loosely enclosed single quarto page covering note from the book’s compiler, Humphries’ close friend Ken Thomson, Head of Press and publicity (non-factual programming) at Channel 4 Television Corporation, on Channel 4 letterhead and dated 1 March 1994. A copy of this typed note was sent to each contributor along with a complimentary copy of the book, explaining that their book is numbered according to the page number on which their contribution appears (in Dutton’s case, page 31); the note is personally addressed by Thomson in red pen ‘Dear Geoff’ and signed by him ‘Ken’.