Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury.London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1953 Stock Code: 135410
NotesFirst UK edition (third overall), first impression, inscribed "to Ralph, this very first book written in a house I love and he loves "factuellement", G. Simenon, Shadow Rock Farm, Lakeville 1955" to front free endpaper. Most certainly Ralph Ingersoll (1900-1985), an American writer, editor, and publisher, from whom Simenon bought Shadow Rock Farm in Lakeville, Connecticut, in 1950. The town became the background for his 1952 novel La Mort de Belle.
A very good copy of one of Simenon's non-Maigret novels, "a book of remarkable pity and understanding".
Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth, titles in red on spine. With the dust jacket.
Light discolouration to spine and boards edges. A very good copy in the bright dust jacket, a few small tears and nicks to edges, a little rubbed, traces of a tape repair to bottom edge of front panel, damp stain to verso of spine and front panel.
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