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(HADLEY, Leila.) GORDIMER, Nadine.

The Soft Voice of the Serpent,

and other stories.

Published: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952

Stock code: 103451

Price: £375

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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.

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.

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