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ID: 2516
Touchstone, No. 1-15 (complete)
WORLD WAR TWO: Prisoner of War Maganzines


Category: History

Place/Publisher/Date:
Eichstätt, Oflag VIIB, Germany, No Publisher.1943-1945.

Description:

Touchstone, No. 1-15, Autumn 1943 to March 1945, with numerous illustrations, original stapled wrappers. Together with a four page programme for a prison pantomime. A complete set of a prisoner of war magazine, one of the contributors was A.N.L. Munby, the noted bibliophile, author and librarian of King's College, Cambridge. His writings appeared in five issues, and include his first known ghost story, 'The Four-Poster' (issue 12). Issue 9 is inscribed to "Malcom Fry with the editor's compliments." Fry was a contributor of illustrations to the magazine, including "A linocut" (issue 2) and "Eichstätt from the East" (issue 5), and "Two Camp Scenes" (issue 7). He was also the stage director of the Christmas pantomime performance of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (1944). A fine set, a little light staining to one or two copies.

Price £2750.00

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