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The Blessing

Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

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Vintage; 1910-1950
Very Good; spine lean/owner name/jacket edge wear
7.5" L x 5" W x 1" H

Why We Love This

The Blessing by Nancy Mitford. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1951. First UK printing. With an excellent jacket design by the irrepressible Cecil Beaton, this is the rare first edition of one of Nancy Mitford's more sought-after farces, set chiefly in postwar Paris. When a society beauty makes a hasty marriage to an enigmatic Frenchman, she is whirled into a series of cultural blunders, aided and abetted by her mischievous son, the "blessing" of the title. Book and jacket show slight wear.
As described by Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

About Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books is based in Manhattan, helping collectors to build unique libraries by finding and celebrating unusual works. Whether your interests lie in poetry, art history, first editions of modern classics, or getting hold of some favorite childhood book, this is the perfect way to rediscover the best books from the last 70 years. Unless indicated, almost all books are US or UK first editions and all defects are noted.