London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1926. 8vo. First edition. Original maroon cloth, gilt. Dust-wrapper illustrated by 'Cole'. Author's ink presentation inscription dated December 1929 to fly. Tiny loss to tips of d/w. Fine in fine dust-wrapper. Item #3791
A beautifully preserved copy, in a fine dust-wrapper, of the author's first novel with a foreword by Edward Garnett who had recommended it to Jonathan Cape after numerous publishers had passed. The inscription to 'Annie' is 'with the compliments of the writer, H. E. Bates'.
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