The Numbers Came.




Putnam, Great Russell Street.





Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 228 pp. + [4] pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has chips at head and tail of spine. Crack across front board and light foxing of fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. The eleventh published title in the author's The Sensual World autobiographical sequence. It recounts his daily visits to 'research' at the British Museum, a brief move to the capital and the everyday experiences of a young writer, including his introduction into the extraordinary world of the 1920s homosexuals. Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903-79), born in Edenbridge, Kent, was a prolific writer both of non-fiction and of novels, publishing his detective stories under the name of Leo Bruce.

[Stock No. 25969]

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