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Book Description
FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [354]. Yellow cloth, spine lettered in white (only a trace remains). Gentle pushing to spine ends, a few fox spots to edges, occasionally migrating to margins, faint stain to upper board. Else, clean, tight and bright. In Philippa Webb’s wonderful dust jacket: spine browned, small losses to spine ends, a few nicks, creasing to top edge, still, the cover art remains bonny and bright. A pleasing copy of Bridge’s third novel. Uncommon in Webb’s dust jacket.
Dealer Notes
Ann Bridge was the pseudonym of Lady Mary Dolling O’Malley (1889-1974), avid climber (member of the Ladies’ Alpine Club) and successful novelist; her first novel, Peking Picnic (1932), won the Atlantic Monthy prize and has been compared to A Passage to India. Set on the Dalmatian Coast, Illyrian Spring (1935) apparently provided a fillip for the Yugoslavian tourist industry, paving the way for the Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson’s infamous Adriatic cruise (ODNB): a heavy burden indeed for Bridge’s romantic travelogue.
Author BRIDGE, Ann
Date 1935
Publisher London: Chatto & Windus
Condition Very good/ very good

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