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No Goodness in the Worm.

Published: London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1930

Stock code: 106570

Price: £475

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First edition, first impression, the publisher’s retained copy with the corresponding pencil-mark to the front panel of the dust jacket. The author’s first novel, also published in the US later the same year, was partly based on her illicit relationship with writer A. E. Coppard. Taylor, born Ethelwyne Stewart McDowall, married Harold Taylor in April 1920 and with him co-founded the Golden Cockerel Press, together publishing Coppard’s first collection of short stories, Adam and Eve Pinch Me, in 1921 (ODNB).

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Spine-ends lightly bumped, even strip of browning to each free endpaper as usual. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a sunned spine lightly rubbed at the extremities.

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