Hamish Hamilton. London. 1949. First edition, first printing. Hardback; red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 284 pages. Dust jacket designed by Roger Furse. English. 190 x 130mm. 0.3kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, light wear to front top-edge, forecorners and spine ends, with slight loss and creasing to head of spine, light rubbing to edges, slight marks to white rear panel, neatly price-clipped; slight mottling to red boards, slight lean to spine, internally clean with no inscriptions; the dust jacket is hard to find in this presentable condition.
A first edition of Nancy Mitford's companion volume to The Pursuit of Love. The novel is again narrated by Fanny Logan but this time focuses on the life, love and travails of her distant cousin Polly Hampton. The eccentric Radlett family modelled on the Mitford parents and sisters are again present. The book is dedicated to Lord Berners, on whom Mitford based her character Lord Merlin.