090. TENNANT (Stephen) Leaves from a Missionary’s Notebook. The Adventures of Felix Littlejohn, London, Secker & Warburg, 1929

First Edition, Limited to 125 copies ‘specially printed on vellum paper,’ out-of-series copy, not signed. A fairly typically wry piece written and flamboyantly illustrated by Tennant, and dedicated to E.M.Forster. Tennant, one of the original “Bright Young Things” of the 1920’s & 30’s, of whom Cecil Beaton remarked:. “He makes the rest of the world seem squalid,” is perhaps best known now for his relationship with Siegfried Sassoon. However, a recent stage play revived interest, and in 2008 Jasper Conran cited this particular book as a source of inspiration, cutting a course between “prim and saucy.”

lge. 8vo, unpaginated, illustrated throughout, pale yellow cloth, upper cover gilt lettered, front pictorial panel of d.w. only, loose in the back of the book.

£150