Saturday, 26 March 2011

A Sociable Plover and Other Stories

Found at Spitalfields a 1st Edition copy in pristine order with its original dust wrapper of Eric Linklater's 'A Sociable Plover and Other Stories and Conceits'
( with wood-engravings by Reynolds Stone (  The book opens with a dedication that any writer will recognise only too well, 'To my dear Robert Henriques, a good soldier, a successful farmer, who for fear of too much happiness has committed himself also to literature.'  In Arcadia we are as committed to literature as much as we are committed to searching under trestle tables in empty markets, which is where this book was found in a cardboard box marked in a hurried hand 'Country - Fishing/Shooting/Birds etc'.