Author: Nancy Mitford
MITFORD, Nancy. The pursuit of love. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1945.
8vo; pp. [viii], , [2, blanks], ; all edges dyed; in fair goat by Kate Holland, upper and lower boards gilt-tooled, upper board with a rose of red and green leather onlays, title gilt to spine; with matching slipcase.
First edition; the novel which catapulted Nancy Mitford into a successful writing career; funny, melancholic, and wryly observed, here in a suggestive contemporary binding by Kate Holland. The book is dedicated to Gaston Palewski, Mitford’s great love, whose career and habits provide the pattern for the dashing Frenchmen of the present work and its sequels.