The Child of Queen Victoria

The Child of Queen Victoria

Plomer, William

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Price: $150.00

Place Published: London
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Date Published: 1933
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 36664


279 pp. Octavo [20 cm]; full purple cloth covered boards, white title stamped at head of spine. Solid binding, internally clean. Some fading and rubbing to boards, light staining and foxing at text block edges, else very good and internally fine. In the original dust jacket, showing some creasing at the folds, chipping and bumping to the edges and corners, good. The jacket has been unnecessarily 'reinforced' by brown tape on the inside of the jacket at the top and bottom edge. Uncommon in dust jacket.


William Plomer described himself as an Anglo-African-Asian and was noted for uniqueness and prescience in how he dealt with inter-racial themes in his novels and stories. A friend, avid reader of, and editor for Ian Fleming -- Fleming dedicated 'Goldfinger' to Plomer in 1959. Also an active librettist, Plomer was very engaged in the literary and music circles of his time in London.

By This Author: Plomer, William
By This Publisher: Jonathan Cape