FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Grey cloth, lettered in blue. Spine ends and bottom corners bruised, shallow bumps to bottom edge of front board. Endpapers and half-title tanned, a few spots. Else, pleasingly clean and bright. In Rowland Hilder’s suitably dramatic dust jacket: rubbed at joints, wear and chipping to spine ends, short closed tears to heel and front flap, 5/- sticker over original price of 10/6.
The historical novelist’s fourth novel, which won her the MGM award of $150,000 in 1948, facilitating Renault’s move to South Africa with her partner and fellow nurse, Julie Mullard. Rowland Hilder (1905-1993), ‘the Turner of his generation,’ was a Kentish artist and book illustrator, known for his landscapes and marine works.
Author RENAULT, Mary
Condition Very good/ good+