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The Pursuit of Love - in the first issue wrapper

The Pursuit of Love - in the first issue wrapper

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The Pursuit of Love - in the first issue wrapper

by Mitford, Nancy

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1945. First edition, first printing. Published by Hamish Hamilton in London, 1945. This is a very good (or better) copy. The dust wrapper, illustrated by Roger Furse, has some slight nicks present. There are hairline creases to the top and tail edges of both panels. It has not been price clipped, showing the appropriate '8s. 6d. net' price in accordance with the first issue. The boards are bright and firm in the original publisher's cloth. The gilt titling is clean and bright. Due to poor wartime paper stock, the text blocks are foxed and slightly toned. This copy is free from previous owner's ink and is, overall, a very good (or better) copy. Mitford's breakthrough novel and the first in her iconic trilogy, preceding 'Love in a Cold Climate' (1949) and 'Don't Tell Alfred' (1960). It is about an upper-class English family in the interwar period focusing on the romantic life of Linda Radlett, as narrated by her cousin, Fanny Logan. Although a comedy, the story has tragic overtones. The first issue is incredibly scarce, with this title selling over 200,000 copies in the year of publication.


The Pursuit of Love is a novel by Nancy Mitford, first published in 1945. It is the first in a trilogy about an upper-class family in the period between the wars. Although a comedy, the story has tragic overtones.


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The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Price Clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
A book with significant wear and faults. A poor condition book is still a reading copy with the full text still readable. Any...
The heel of the spine.
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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