Rain on the Pavements

1951, in a super John Minton dustwrapper


Roland Camberton, in an original John Minton dustwrapper


John Lehmann, London, 1951
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback in dustwraper. 20.5 × 13.5cm, 239pp.

Roland Camberton's second novel is a coming of age portrayal of 'down Hackney', home of David Hirsch, who steadily leaves behind his Jewish upbringing in adolescence to explore the wider world of London. Typically there is a wide array of humorous characters in his portrayal of Hackney and the more cosmopolitan world Hirsch is drawn towards. The dustwrapper is a fine example of John Minton's illustrative skills.


Good to fair condition. The book is foxed a little to the page edges, and the boards are slightly damp stained to the upper board's fore-edge. A small area of fading to the head of the spine and a small dent to the rear board. The dustwrapper suffers small areas of loss to the spine ends and is worn to the front flap's joint. Slight tanning but remaining very attractive. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.

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