Jean Plaidy

Published by Robert Hale, London, 1950
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Orlando Booksellers (Lincoln, LINCS, United Kingdom)

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Author's third novel. ***Jacket illustration by Philys Gough. ***First impression of the true first edition. ***Very good in salmon pink cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Bottom corner of front board has a light mark not affecting pastedown. Outer edges of fore-edge of text-block slightly foxed not affecting interior pages. Spine tight. No inscriptions. ***In very good colour illustrated dustwrapper which has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of 10s 6d net. Extremities of dustwrapper slightly creased and rubbed. Back panel of dustwrapper slightly discoloured, rubbed and marked (being white background). No tears. No fading. ***319 pages plus author's note. 192 mm x 132 mm. *** 'The Goldsmith's Wife is Jane Shore, favourite mistress of the greatest lover in English history, King Edward IV. ----Humble mercer's daughter, goldsmith's wife, King's favourite, publicly proclaimed harlot, prisoner and beggar-woman, hers is a story of amazing contrasts set against the colourful, dangerous background of 15th century London. (Quote from inside front and back of jacket blurb). ***An uncommon, early Jean Plaidy first edition in its original attractively illustrated dustwrapper. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 2209

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Publisher: Robert Hale, London

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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