(HADLEY, Leila.) GORDIMER, Nadine.
The Soft Voice of the Serpent,
and other stories.
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Leila Hadley, “Dearest Leila, — Nadine.” Hadley (1925-2009) was an American travel writer and socialite, with whom Gordimer corresponded regularly and intimately.
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Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine gilt on pink, facsimile author’s signature to front board gilt, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Spine and board edges browned, a little faint foxing to contents. A very good copy in the lightly toned jacket with some shallow chips to extremities.