Neith Boyce's 1908 novel of open marriage
First UK edition, first printing. Hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 19 × 12.5cm, 426pp
In The Bond, American author Neith Boyce employs a thin veneer of fiction to document her own marriage and open-minded relationship. Teresa, a sculptress, struggles to balance her artistic pursuits with her duties as a wife and mother, while her husband, Basil, finds his progressive beliefs about monogamy and sex severely tested when his wife becomes attracted to another man. A fascinating tale of one couple’s attempt to rewrite the rules of marriage.
This copy is in very good condition for age. There is some age-toning to the pages and light bumping to the spine ends but otherwise a very solid copy.