The Loving Spirit 1932 Daphne du Maurier ~ Early printing in scarce dust jacket


Title: The Loving Spirit

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Description: Early printing of du Maurier's first novel with rare dust jacket. Boards in green cloth stamped in dark green on spine and front cover. Head of spine pushed and sunned, else near fine. Internally very clean. The dust jacket is from 1932 and states ''Her first novel, ''The Loving Spirit'' which we published last year...'', has a green and gold design with black lettering, a front pictorial matches that on the front board, and the rear panel features a portrait and short bio of du Marier; no price on front flap (probable book club issue). Jacket has light chipping at head of spine; spine faded; minor soiling on rear panel; in archival mylar sleeve. 365 pages.

Du Maurier's first novel was written in 1929 at Ferryside, the du Maurier family's holiday home in Cornwall, located in the village of Bodinnick, just opposite Fowey. The Loving Spirit is a family saga of four generations which tells the story of the Coombes, a family of boat-builders and mariners, who live in the fictional Cornish village of Plyn.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Place: Garden City, New York
Year: 1932

Keywords: Cornwall, fiction, Bodinnick, Fowey,

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