VALMOUTH: A ROMANTIC NOVEL
London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1919. First Edition. Firbank's fourth novel, set in a fictitious English spa resort, and centered around the effect a Black masseuse and her young niece have upon its centenarian inhabitants. Many of the books details, as well as a few of its principal characters, were inspired by Rabindranath Tagore. Benkovitz A6a. Item #5780
First Impression, one of 500 copies. Octavo (19.25cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dark green topstain; dustjacket; ,7-209,pp, with pictorial frontispiece by Augustus John. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some trivial wear and dust-soil to extremities, a tiny nick to lower left corner at heel, and two tiny tears and an attendant crease to lower right corner of same.