Jarman, Derek ~ The Last Of England : Signed By The Author In The Year Of Publication
Constable & Co. Ltd., London : 1987
The First UK printing published by Constable & Co. Ltd., London in 1987. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing at the spine end with the occasional light mark to the covers. Light toning to the text-block and page edges as usually encountered. Some slight offsetting of the dark blue colouring of the end-paper to the upper edge of the adjacent rear blank end-paper. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Light edge-wear and creasing at the spine ends. Again, some slight offsetting of the dark blue colouring of the rear end-paper to the upper edge of the adjacent rear flap fold. The wraparound wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (in his characteristic calligraphic style) and dated in the year of publication by the author to the first blank end-paper : 'To Alexandra, with all my best wishes, Derek Jarman, Oct 1987'. The book has numerous B/W photographs throughout. 'The Last of England' is a 1987 British arthouse film directed by Derek Jarman and stars Tilda Swinton. Derek Jarman received the '1988 Teddy Award' in Berlin for the film and Tilda Swinton also received the Jury prize for her performance in the film. The book is scarce in its own right with a presumed small print run. Signed copies of any of Derek Jarman's works are very elusive and this is the first copy we have handled with such attributes.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good++