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A YOUNG MAN AND A NAIL CAN: AN INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE.

ROBERTSON, Sir Macpherson. Mac. Robertson. Macrobertson. Oblong 4to. pp. [iv], 152. 24 coloured illustrations with tissue guards. Numerous black and white illustrations.Original publisher’s quarter black morocco blue moiré boards lettered gilt on spine with original illustrated covers bound in. Silk pastedown endpapers with a floral design. Addendum slip tipped in stating that ‘since the publication, on September 6th, 1921, of the third edition of "Young Man and a Nail Can" the following alterations should be noted.’ Presentation copy: ‘Mr Sidney Rose With Compliments Mac.Robertson.’ The industrialist and philanthropist Sir Macpherson Robertson (1859 – 1945) gives an autobiographical account of the founding of the Mac.Robertson Confectionary Company from its humble beginnings to a major Australian company producing sweets such as Cherry Ripe and Freddy Frogs. The content includes details of Mac.Robertson’s business philosophy with internal and external images of the factory at the time and examples of different products. The foreword and the portrait of Mac. Robertson on page 151 are both dated 1921 however, the evidence (such as the printed copies of letters in the text dated 1923 and 1924 and an account of the Mac.Robertson display at the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley in 1924/25) suggests a later date of 1924. A couple of leaves creased, covers patchily faded, lower cover scuffed with slight loss, head and foot of spine rubbed and nicked, short crack to upper joint, otherwise very good. Some wear to covers, spine nicked at ends and rubbed at extermities otherwise used near very good.
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KINGDOM COME. THE MAGAZINE OF WAR-TIME OXFORD. 8 ISSUES. 1 TO 8.

WALLER, John And Kenneth Harris. Contributors Included Naomi Mitchison, Kay Boyle, Emmanuel Carnevali, Norman Nicholson, Lord Alfred Douglas, Paul Eluard, Nevill Coghill Christina Foyle, G. S. Fraser's Translations Of Andre Breton, Paul Eluard & Georgio De Chirico, C. Day Lewis, John Middleton Murray, Nicholas Moore, Marie Stopes, Frederick Prokosch, Ruthven Todd, Laurence Whistler, Laurence Housman, Henry Treece, Edmund Blunden, Penelope Knox (Later Fitzgerald) Duke Of Bedford, Georges Hugnet, Terence Heywood, Tambimuttu, Julian Symons, Anne Ridler, Rayner Heppenstall In a handsome sound cloth binding, with (hand-made) paper covered card , red textured faux leather spine and black leather spine labels lettered gilt , original highly colourful illustrated wraps covers bound in. 4to (Billed as ‘The Magazine of War-Time Oxford’ and latterly as ‘The first literary magazine to appear in war-time’. Edited by 2 Oxford students (from Worcester and Wadham) and backed by Marie Stopes. The magazine came out in striking ‘neo expressionist’ thick colour wraps (by Baptista Gilleat-Smith.) Julian Symons said of ‘Kingdom Come’–’It is impossible to convey the rich confusion of Kingdom Come, I doubt if any odder magazine has appeared since its extinction.’ Contributors include John Waller and others of the Salamander Group , Naomi Mitchison, Kay Boyle, Emmanuel Carnevali, Norman Nicholson, Lord Alfred Douglas, Paul Eluard, Nevill Coghill Christina Foyle, G.S. Fraser’s translations of Andre Breton, Paul Eluard & Georgio de Chirico, C. Day Lewis, John Middleton Murray, Nicholas Moore, Marie Stopes, Frederick Prokosch, Ruthven Todd, Laurence Whistler, Laurence Housman, Henry Treece, Edmund Blunden, Penelope Knox (later Fitzgerald- she had been at Somerville and was 22) Duke of Bedford, Georges Hugnet, Terence Heywood, Tambimuttu, Julian Symons, Anne Ridler, Rayner Heppenstall and many more. Richard Adams, then of Worcester College, the magazine’s early sales manager has a poem in issue 4. IT CARRIED ON FOR 4 MORE ISSUES IN A SMALLER FORMAT UNTIL 1943. Clean, very good.