WILSON, A, N.
Title Betjeman. FIRST EDITION WITH THE HOAX LETTER BY HILLIER, SIGNED BY A. N. WILSON.
Seller ID 80119
Hutchinson. London. DW. First edition, first issue with the hoax love letter, written by Bevis Hillier, which provides the acrostic "A N Wilson is a shit" on pages 154-155. SIGNED AND DATED by A. N. Wilson to title page at a later Hay Festival, 2009. He seemed remarkably unconcerned about doing this the previous owner told me. Fine in wrapper and loosely inserted is The Times article that explains all about the fun and the history of this elaborate literary hoax. A clean and fresh copy.
BIOGRAPHY, DIARIES and LETTERS modern firsts signed