John Hilton's Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Warmly inscribed by him

  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips.
  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips.
  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips.

Good-bye, Mr. Chips.


Item Number: 95886

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1940.

Early printing of Hilton’s novella about a beloved schoolteacher. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to tooling to the spine, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Ernest Lintschish, with warmest regards and admiration from James Hilton Christmas 1944.” In near fine condition. A sharp example.

Originally issued in 1933, as a supplement to the British Weekly, James Hilton's novella Goodbye, Mr. Chips tells the story of a beloved schoolteacher, Mr Chipping, and his long tenure at Brookfield School, a fictional minor British boys' public boarding school located in the fictional village of Brookfield, in the Fenlands. The story was adapted into a 1969 musical film starring Peter O’Toole and Petula Clark, with songs by Leslie Bricusse and an underscore by John Williams.

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