The Matchmaker.

Gibbons (Stella)

The Matchmaker.

Description: FIRST EDITION, pp. 416, crown 8vo, original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver with lean to spine, bottom corners a little pushed, faint spotting to edges and even fainter to endpapers, pictorial dustjacket chipped, good

Publication Details: Longmans, Green, 1949

Notes: Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf: 'To my dear Mrs. Crow, wishing her a happy Birthday, with love from Paddy (Stella Gibbons)'. Presentation copies of Gibbons' work are uncommon. The recipient was Stella Crow, a schoolfriend of the author, one of a few close friends made during her time at the North London Collegiate girls school (also attended by Stevie Smith). 'Paddy' was Gibbons' nickname, which she also shared with the heroine of the stories she wrote for her fellow pupils. Crow was the dedicatee of Gibbons' novel 'The Bachelor' - other books inscribed to her are dated to the time o...more

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Price: £125

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1949

Stock Number: 66725

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