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New York: House of Books, . First Edition Copy #226 of 200(!) SIGNED copies. Additionally INSCRIBED by the author in 1937 to poet John Gawsworth. Light sunning to spine. Very Good (Item ID: 001305)

Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, better known as John Gawsworth, was a British writer, poet and compiler of anthologies. As literary executor to fantasy writer M. P. Shiel, Armstrong also inherited the throne of the Kingdom of the micronation associated with the tiny uninhabited Caribbean island of Redonda styling himself H.M. Juan I. According to John Sutherland's LIVES OF THE NOVELISTS, "the excessively minor poet John Gawsworth" kept the ashes of M. P. Shiel "in a biscuit tin on his mantelpiece, dropping a pinch as condiment into the food of any particularly honoured guest."


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