F. E. Baily.
Cassell and Company. London. 1929. First edition. From the library of Giuseppe Orlando, with his bookplate and shelf stamp to front endpaper and his contemporary ownership inscription in ink to title-page. Hardback; brown cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 314 pages. English. 195 x 135mm. 0.45kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; some light soiling to jacket, a few small nicks to edges of jacket, generally very well preserved; some dustiness and spotting to top edge, a few marks to front endpaper.
A novel for the Bright Young Thing, with a striking Art Deco dust jacket. The blurb reads - 'A vivid story of the hectic Society life of to-day. Anne and Peggy are two modern girls, wholly confident and somewhat cynical, and each, from her own standpoint, faces boldly the risks, and plunges deep into the pleasures of her set. Marriage, fliration, art, and motor racing all play prominent parts in this intriguing drama of up-to-date youth, beauty and wealth.' Baily's book has not been reprinted and copies with the dust jacket are scarce. This copy from the library of Giuseppe Orlando with his attractive ex libris bookplate.