London. Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1960. First edition, first impression. Brown cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 222 pages. 225 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). 0.4kg. . English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, light ruffling to spine ends and forecorners, a couple of small tears to top edge of jacket, not price-clipped; no inscriptions, small stain to top edge of endpapers and first few 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.