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    Sale 2514 | Lot 32
    Estimate: $300 - $400
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      Sale 2514 Lot 32

      JOHN GAMBRIL NICHOLSON (1866-1931)


      The Romance of a Choir-Boy.

      8vo, publisher's gilt-lettered green cloth, minor rubbing to extremities; scattered light, mostly marginal foxing; owner's signature on title-page. London, 1916.

      Estimate $300 - 400


      scarce first edition
      of a bittersweet semi-autobiographical novel of a young boy with a beautiful voice whose talent is nurtured by the chaste but romantic affections of the protagonist. Nicholson was a member of the Order of Chaeronea, a secret society for men founded in 1897 by George Ives.