Olivier (Edith) - The Love-Child.


Olivier (Edith) - The Love-Child.

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The Love-Child, by Edith Olivier. Foolscap 8vo, 172mm, pp.208, New York: The Viking Press, 1927.
Top edge stained pinkish-mauve, light greenish-grey smooth cloth, lettered and decorated on spine and front board in green in and pinkish-mauve. The UK first edition title-page insert (by Rex Whistler) is printed in green. (His tailpiece is not used.) Slight wear to cloth at head of spine, and pink enamel faded on spine, endpapers renewed; for rest of condition see note.

An unusual and interesting copy, being not only the author’s own copy bearing her bookplate relaid onto the new front endpaper, but also the copy that was dismantled into its component sheets as a working copy for photo-litho reproduction (by the Virago Press, reprint date 1981), and later re-sewn and rebound into the original cloth casing. The margins of many leaves bear slips of clear tape where the leaves have been tipped together to be photographed.

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