London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. Item #04946
WALPOLE, Hugh. & PRIESTLEY, J.B. Farthing Hall. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929.
First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 191 x 127 mm.). [viii], -275, [1, blank], [4 advertisements] pp.
Publishers green ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy in the publisher's gray printed dust jacket, spine slightly darkened, a couple of small closed edge tears, small piece (1/8 inch) missing from top of spine. An excellent copy.
The novel is a collaboration between Hugh Walpole and John Boynton Priestley.
Walpole, the older novelist, writes as the young artist, while Priestley takes the character of the middle-aged academic.
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (1884-1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett.
John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984) was an English novelist, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster and social commentator.