Auction Date: 4/11/2021 at 10am
Two Books from Valarie Leon Personal Library incl' The Beggar's Opera Publishers Compliments copy and 'Polly: Being the Second Part of The Beggar's Opera' Presentation Copy From the collection of Valerie Leon - 'The Beggar's Opera ' and ' Polly: Being the Second Part of The Beggar's Opera' by John Gay. The first volume appearing to be an unregistered copy from an edition of one thousand copies (this edition not numbered). Undated, but likely circa 1920. Retains original dust cover. ' Polly ' being a 1923 William Heinemann of London edition. Rare antique books, each complete with all plates present. Valerie Leon (born 12 November 1943) is an English actress who has had roles in a number of film and television productions, including six of the Carry-On film series, appeared as a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again (1983), had parts in high profile films such as The Italian Job (1969) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and had a starring role in the cult horror film Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971).