A Song of Somerset

A Song of Somerset

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Somerset, UK: The Rocket Publishing Co. Ltd., 1994. 36 pp. 5 3/4x 8 1/4". First edition. Stiff outer wrappers with text and watercolor painting on cover, INSCRIBED and SIGNED, "To Diane Peterson. Hoping you will visit Somerset one day. Fred Clarke, 05 December 1994.", tipped in paper with another Fred Clarke signature, also included is mailing envelope, in fine condition.

Fred Clarke (1921 - 2013), was the brother of Arthur C. Clarke and his personal champion and advocate. He frequently stood in for him at public events. Fred was also the founder of the Clarke family imprint, Rocket Publishing. Diane Peterson was the owner of The Book Lady in the San Francisco Bay Area and was a personal friend of the Clarke family. There is a funny quote in the foreward by Victor Bonham-Carter, "Fred Clarke says he does not pretend to be a poet, and I agree with him; but he likes versifying and that is a happy hobby which will give pleasure to many who will read this litle book, A Song of Somerset."

The Rocket Publishing Co., Ltd.
First Edition , Signed