CARTLAND, Barbara.

I Search for Rainbows.

London: Hutchinson, 1967 Stock Code: 106956
£250.00

INSCRIBED TO HER GREATEST RIVAL

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First edition, first impression, of Cartland's autobiography. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To darling Denise - the most glamorous writer in the world - with love from her ever admiring Barbara, 1967" on the front free endpaper. The recipient was Cartland's friend and rival romantic novelist Denise Robins. The two authors shared a close friendship and were two of the co-founders of The Romantic Novelists' Association which represents authors of the sometimes maligned romantic fiction genre in the United Kingdom. Cartland was additionally the dedicatee of Robins's 1969 novel A Love Like Ours, the dedication reading "To Barbara Cartland, who understands and believes in romance as I do and who has always been so generous in the tribute she has paid to my work".

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, grey endpapers. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Photographic portrait frontispiece and 4 plates.

Condition

Cloth rather mottled, top and fore edges slightly foxed. A good copy in the price-clipped dust jacket chipped at the head of the spine.

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