New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Good. A clean and solid copy of the first edition of this famous biography. Beecham new Delius and championed his music passionately. Original deep red cloth on boards, with embossed design on the front panel and text in gilt on the spine. The jacket is worn at the corners and edges and is price-clipped. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.