Diana Cooper Autobiography (in 3 volumes)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; and Trumpets from the Steep
1958—1960. First editions, first printings. Three volumes (complete), hardbacks in dustwrapper. Each 22 × 14.5cm, 256pp, 264pp, and 253pp.
Lady Diana Cooper's autobiography covers the years from her earliest childhood (as Lady Diana Manners, youngest daughter of the eighth Duke of Rutland) to retirement at Chantilly and the death of her husband Duff Cooper, first Viscount Norwich, politician, writer and, at the end of the Second World War, British Ambassador in Paris.
A good reading set. "Rainbow" has a creased and chipped dustwrapper, with light foxing and tanning to the page edges. There is some fading to the cloth at the spine ends. "Light of Common Day" is the best of the three with minor wear to the wrapper and light tanning to the page edges. "Trumpets" has fading and a watermark to the spine of the wrapper, creasing to the edges and a similar amount of foxing to the page edges. However, all three books are in strong readable condition, all dustwrappers are in protective sleeves and they have not been price-clipped.Sold