WHISTLER, Laurence (author). The Laughter And The Urn. The Life of Rex Whistler.

London; Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1985.


8vo. Original turquoise boards, lettered in silver to spine, pictorial endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], ix-xiii, 1-321; with photographic illustrations in black and white and colour; externally and internally very good with white marking to upper forecorner of lower board and one small internal yellowish mark affecting two adjacent text leaves, protected by a fresh, unclipped dustwrapper (£14.95) with a small stain to top forecorner of lower panel.

First edition. A sensitive portrayal of a popular and generous, yet enigmatic and elusive, figure by the person best placed to shed light on his contradictions: his brother.