Hortensius, Friend of Nero.
First edition, first impression of the author’s first book in the scarce jacket. Inscribed by the author on the first blank: “Best wishes, Edith Pargeter.”
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Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, ends lightly faded, edges slightly rubbed, tips a little worn. An excellent copy in the toned jacket with a few shallow chips and nicks to extremities, minor loss to spine ends, and front panel skilfully reattached to joint of spine.