"Antigua, Penny, Puce"
Robert Graves' 1936 novel, rebound in attractive half-leather
First edition, first issue with all the correct points (p100 line 11, 'ytle' instead of 'style', p103, line 15 'being' instead of 'been' and p293 has a lower set 'l' as the last letter. Hardback, rebound in quarter leather with five raised bands and gilt titling to spine. The rebind is proficient but not professional. 19 × 12.5cm, 311pp.
Robert Graves' tale of sibling rivalry. The Antigua, Penny, Puce is the rarest and most beautiful stamp in the world. That was how the auctioneer announced it, and from that moment the feud began in earnest, for as children they had agreed to share Oliver's schoolboy stamp collection, and Jane now wanted her rightful share.
This is an attractive copy but with wear. The leather is in good condition, but the red cloth covered boards are heavily mottled with some fraying to the boards' edges. The inner binding is secure but the pages have spotted foxing (mostly to the margins and page edges) throughout. The book remains in perfectly good readable condition.