Friday, 25 April 2008

Bertram Rota, Spring 1964

We recently re-discovered this photograph of Bodley House, Vigo Street, the home of Bertram Rota from 1937 to 1965.

We have identified the 1963 First English Edition of Alex Trocchi's Cain's Book as one of the newly published books displayed in the window (in the doorframe, second down on the right). This, together with the daffodils flowering on the balcony above the shop,dates the photograph to the Spring of 1964. Trocchi was a regular visitor to Bodley House and later to our Savile Row shop when he was supplementing his income as an author by bookdealing.

Can you identify any of the other books in the window display? If so, please let us know.

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