Sanctions: A Frivolity (Signed copy)
Signed by Ronald Knox
Second edition, hardback bound in the original orange cloth with printed titling to spine and upper board. 19.5 × 12.5cm, 265pp.
This copy has been signed and dedicated by Ronald Knox to the ffep, "To Philip from Ronnie, Sept 10, 1954". Philip was Philip Landon, bursar and tutor at Trinity College, Oxford, where Knox was a fellow.
An elegant and not particularly frivolous fiction in the manner of W. H. Mallock's The New Republic, in which the guests at a country-house party find all their conversations turning towards the question: what are the ultimate sanctions, social, intellectual, supernatural, which determine man's behaviour and destiny?
A good copy. There is a forward lean to the spine, and the cloth is faded and spotted to the spine. The boards are a little bumped to the edges. Internally, pages age-toned but clean (bar the odd spot of foxing) and the inner binding secure.