Hons and Rebels

Hons and Rebels
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Jessica Mitford

Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1960. First edition, first printing. Hardback; red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 222 pages. English. 225 x 145mm. 0.4kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear, slight loss to forecorners and front lower edge, loss to spine ends, slight soiling and toning to jacket, not price-clipped; slight dustiness and browning to edges, previous owner's pencil signature to front free endpaper, small light stain to two text pages.

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.