"WHETHER I AM A GOOD OR A BAD EXAMPLE OF WHAT SCHOOLING CAN DO… I CANNOT SAY": FIRST EDITION OF TO YOU MR. CHIPS
HILTON, James. To You Mr. Chips. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938. Octavo, original orange cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $650.
First edition of this collection of short stories, an eagerly awaited follow-up to Hilton's classic novel, Good-Bye, Mr. Chips.
Comprising short stories, mainly about Mr. Chips of Good-Bye, Mr. Chips fame, and an autobiographical essay on education, this collection was wildly popular with Hilton readers. "There are certainly few writers as sheerly ingenious as [Hilton] is" (New Yorker).
Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with slight soiling and most minor creasing to spine ends.