I Search for Rainbows.London: Hutchinson, 1967 Stock Code: 106956
NotesFirst 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".
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, grey endpapers. With the dust jacket.
Photographic portrait frontispiece and 4 plates.
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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