Lot 174: MENDES, Alfred H. (1897-1991). Pitch Lake. A Story From Trinidad. London: Duckworth, 1934. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt (cloth faded, lightly rubbed, no dust jacket). RARE: No copies of this first edition in recent times. Provenance: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. Ink stamp and annotation which reads: 'File Copy'. FIRST EDITION. Trinidad born Mendes was a leading member of the 1930s "Beacon group" of writers (named after the  magazine The Beacon). Pitch Lake (his first novel) has an introduction by Aldous Huxley.

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Description: MENDES, Alfred H. (1897-1991). Pitch Lake. A Story From Trinidad. London: Duckworth, 1934. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt (cloth faded, lightly rubbed, no dust jacket). RARE: No copies of this first edition in recent times. Provenance: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. Ink stamp and annotation which reads: 'File Copy'. FIRST EDITION. Trinidad born Mendes was a leading member of the 1930s "Beacon group" of writers (named after the  magazine The Beacon). Pitch Lake (his first novel) has an introduction by Aldous Huxley.
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