Not Yet the Dodo
London, Heinemann, (1967). The dedication copy. Inscribed by Coward to the dedicatee of the book, Diana Cooper: "Darling Diana/ I can't add too much to the above [the printed dedication reads 'For Diana with my love'] except that it comes from the heart/ Noel." Bookplate of Duff Cooper taped to the front pastedown, although Duff had died in 1954 and by this point Diana was, as his widow, the Dowager Viscountess Norwich. This is a book of verse by the acclaimed playwright, composer, director, and actor. According to his introduction, Coward "automatically enjoyed verse as a means of gay communication with my intimates ever since I can remember." Spine faded; a near fine copy in a supplied, near fine dust jacket. [#032865] SOLD
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