A Dear Fool (Signed copy)
Signed by Artemas (pseud. Arnold Telford Mason)
Undated . First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original blue cloth boards with gilt titling and design to spine. 19 × 12.5cm, 304pp + ads.
Signed and dedicated by Artemas to the ffep, and dated 15th July 1920.
A story of life in Fleet Street in which a young reporter is sent to discover the identity of an unknown playwright. The story was filmed in 1921 under the same name. The author was Arnold Telford Mason (1885–1968), who was best known for his Book of Artemas, and who got his pseudonym by taking the first few letters of each part of his real name.
This copy is in very good condition for age. There is foxing to the page edges and endpapers, but otherwise the book is in very sound shape.