Michael Moorcock: Death is No Obstacle

Colin Greenland
Michael Moorcock: Death is No Obstacle
Publisher: Savoy
WP_20151017_09_45_38_ProPlace of publication: Manchester
Year of publication:
Price of purchase: 14.95 GBP
Ownership: Gift
General comments: Posted to owner by Michael Moorcock. Inscription on first endpaper recto.
Transcription of inscription:
To Abhijit Gupta,
With all good wishes and many thanks for your article in The Statesman. I hope you find this book of some interest. It was published in response to the publisher wanting me to write a book on technique. I said all technique was the solving of problems and it couldn’t be discussed in the abstract, only in the particular. So they asked Colin Greenland (who had written The Entropy Exhibition) to do this interview on technique in relation to my own work.
Hope it’s of interest. Very nice talking to you the other day.
Michael M.
21 Feb 94
Submitted by: Abhijit Gupta

Poems by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester


Author: Earl of Rochester
Poems by John Wilmot, Earl of RochesterWP_20151017_09_42_58_Pro
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul
Place of publication: London
Year of publication: 1953
Editors: Vivian de Sola Pinto
Place of purchase: Kolkata Bookfair
Price of purchase: Rupees 45
Ownership: Secondhand
General comments: Ex Libris R. K. Dasgupta (Rabindra Kumar Dasgupta, former director, National Library Kolkata) who bought the book from Parkers of Oxford in 1955, presumably while writing his PhD on Milton under the supervision of Helen Gardner.
[first endpaper]
(Full title-page transcriptions of eight Rochester editions, as well as details of editions in the Bodleian and in Parkers.)

[second endpaper]
R. K. Dasgupta
Submitted by: Abhijit Gupta



Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
Place of publication: LondonWP_20151017_09_43_14_Pro
Year of publication: 1989
Place of purchase: Cambridge
Price of purchase: 4.99 GBP
Ownership: Firsthand
General comments: Purchased in Heffers Cambridge on 5 February 1994, during a book signing by Moorcock and David Wingrove (co-ed. Trillion Year Spree).
Transcription of inscription:
To Abhijit,
I’m very happy to have met you. Thanks for the article.
Yours, Michael M.
Cambridge, 5th Feb. 94
Submitted by: Abhijit Gupta

Singular Travels, Campaigns and Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Authors: R.E. Raspe and others
Singular Travels, Campaigns and Adventures of Baron MunchausenWP_20151017_09_46_26_Pro
Publisher: Cresset Press
Year of publication: 1948
Place of publication: London
Illustrations: Leslie Wood
Place of purchase: Cambridge
Purchase cost: 5.99 GBP
General comments: Ex Libris P.D.R. Gardiner 23.12.48. Given as ‘Trinity College Cambridge: Tripos Examination Prize’. P.D.R. Gardiner played the role of Dionysus in a 1947 production of The Frogs at the Arts Theatre. He was headmaster of St Peter’s School in York (estd. 627 CE), the sixth-oldest school in the world, from 1967-1980. The ninth headmaster of the school was Alcuin, scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher and sometime advisor of Charlemagne.
Transcription of inscription:
P.D.R. Gardener
Submitted by: Abhijit Gupta