Hollywood: The Marcel Rodd Co., 1944. Cloth. With an Introduction by Aldous Huxley. Twelvemo, , 187pp, . Red cloth covers with gilt title on top board and spine (a little dulled). Glassine wrapper in fine condition, corners sharp, slight lean, circular spot (1mm) on the top board. Small sticker on the front paste-down reads “This book belongs to E.M. Forster” and E. M. Forster c/- West Marshurst is written in ink on the ffep. Very good. Item #551
The previous owner of this book claims with some authority that the E.M. Forster written in ink at the ffep is in his own hand. It is not Forster’s usual signature, being print rather than cursive and with the first ‘E’ being angular rather than curved. The last part of ‘Forster’ seems characteristically cramped with the detached cross of the letter ‘t’. We are satisfied that the book belonged to Forster and can only speculate that he printed his name within it.