London. Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1960. First edition, first impression. Red cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 222 pages. 225 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). 0.4kg. . English. Near fine, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, slight ruffling to head of spine and forecorners, a couple of small tears to base of spine, 1cm tear to top edge of rear jacket, not price-clipped; pages slightly browned, no inscriptions.
A first edition of Jessica "Decca" Mitford's classsic memoir Hons and Rebels, with the scarce dust jacket. As one of the Mitford sisters Jessica led an unconventional childhood, with eccentric parents and forceful siblings. Aged 19, she eloped with her cousin Esmond Romilly to war-torn Spain. The pair married and spent the years before the Second World War in America. All this is recounted in Hons and Rebels in brilliant and entertaining detail.