Item #15134 THE LADYBIRD | The Fox : The Captain's Doll. D. H. Lawrence.
THE LADYBIRD | The Fox : The Captain's Doll.

THE LADYBIRD | The Fox : The Captain's Doll.

London: Martin Secker, (1923). Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, with dust jacket.

First Edition of this collection of three novellas, published eight months before Seltzer's American edition that was titled THE CAPTAIN'S DOLL: Three Novelettes. All three involve relationships during (and affected by) the waning months of the Great War, then just five years earlier... "The years 1916 and 1917 were the years when the old spirit died for ever in England. But Lady Beveridge struggled on. She was being beaten... Society was beginning to jeer at this little worn bird of an out-of-date righteousness and aesthetic. [from the second page of "The Ladybird"]."

This volume is in fine condition; the dust jacket, unclipped, is very good-plus (its spine browned as usual, minor wear at the spine ends; there is a faint vertical crease in the top half of the front panel, a feature we have seen before and thus perhaps a production flaw). This jacket is quite uncommon. Roberts A24a. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with leather spine. Item #15134

Price: $525.00

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