A Stitch in Time; or, pride prevents a Fall. James Laver.

A Stitch in Time; or, pride prevents a Fall.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1927. 4to. Limited edition. #1157 of 1525 copies. Original boards loosely covered with marbled paper folded over inside. Paper label on front board. Covers just a little rubbed at the edges. Near fine. Item #6243

A pastiche of Pope's The Rape of the Lock transposed into the 20th century. The heroine Belinda's virtue is preserved by a green chemise darned with pink. The book was an immediate success and copies were selling at nearly ten times the original price once the print run was sold out within a few weeks.

Price: £40.00

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