A TALE OF TWO WORLDS
Edition: First printing
London: Chapman & Hall, 1953. Dark pink cloth. pp (2), 683. Fingernail-size sunned spot at foot of spine, faint sunning to top margin of front cover, else fine, pink top page edges not faded. The Val Biro jacket has sizeable chips to upper outer and lower inner corners of spine as well as adjacent half of foot of spine (loss of part of the imprint); smaller chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; short edge tears; in all, considering the chips, just fair, but flap price intact, colours bright. The author's first novel and second book. Jessie Georgina Sime (1868-1958) was a Scottish-born suffragist, feminist, social activist, and writer who moved to Montreal in 1907. She spent most of her adult life in Canada. Nicholson was a librarian at Edinburgh University. A novel of a Viennese family who emigrate to Montreal. Uncommon.