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.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220