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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; HC/DJ. Presumed 1st edition. Snugly bound in original terra cotta colored cloth with titles brightly in gilt to cover and spine. No statement of edition on copyright but with 1921 year on title page. Original cream paper dust jacket lettered in green and orange is missing a very large swath along the bottom third of the front panel, bottom 2 inches of the spine and the bottom 1 inch area of the rear panel. Publisher's $1.75 issue price intact to unclipped front flap; top edge ruffled and worn with shallow chipping at crown of spine and vertical creasing to the spine panel from having been folded and laid in to the book. Contents bright and very neat, save for mild dust soiling top edge and light offset toning from a Doubleday advertising piece for a Booth Tarkington novel that is laid in between the final two printed pages. Von Arnim was a complicated but very socially connected novelist of the early 20th century, cousin to Katherin Mansfield, roantically attached to H G Wells and married to several well to do but less than ideal partners. This novel is generally viewed as her most ambitious and accomplished - somewhat autobiographical in nature with regard to her marriage to Bertand Russell's older brother, Frank Russell. Uncommon and especially so in any kind of dust jacket. VG/Fair

Title: Vera

Author Name: "Elizabeth" (Pseud) ; Elizabeth Von Arnim; Mary Annette Beauchamp

Edition: Presumed 1st edition

Location Published: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket

Categories: Modern 1st editions, Literature

Seller ID: 42278