Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories - H. E. BatesMichael Joseph, 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ, some small nicks and chips with slight loss at head, tail and spine. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Small inscription to ffep. Top and foredges dusty. Text bright on slightly tanned pages.
The title story, in which a lonely country butcher's wife is mocked and deceived by a stupid bachelor of artistic ambitions. 206pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Jacket Designed by Charles Gorham. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.