1946 The Becker Wives and Other Stories
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression of Irish writer Mary Lavin's volume of four short stories: 'The Becker Wives', 'The Joy Ride', 'A Happy Death' and 'Magenta'.
In the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper.
Now regarded as a pioneer in the field of women's writing, this work is considered a modern Irish classic, in which the frustrations of women are explored and expressed.
With a former owner's inscription, dated 1948, to the front free endpaper.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Fading to back strip, with shelf wear to back strip head and tail. Light discolouration to dust wrapper back strip. Loss to back strip head and tail, and tail of rear wrap. Further small losses to front and rear wrap towards back strip. Former owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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