His Monkey Wife Or, Married to a Chimp
London, Peter Davies, 1930. His first and most famous novel, describing the marriage between an explorer and his pet chimpanzee. This copy is inscribed by Collier to Welsh author Caradoc Evans, with an autograph letter signed by Collier to Evans tipped in at the front pastedown. The letter, dated December 5, 1930, expresses pleasure in reading his, Evans', book and conveys his own book in return. A copy of Evans' book, Nothing to Pay (Faber, 1930), is included. His Monkey Wife is unjacketed; but for some staining and wear to the front board and a tiny owner name on the front flyleaf, a very good copy, and a nice association. [#035295] $500
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