Summer in Retreat - Edmund Ward (1st edition, 1957) - vintage hardback fiction book
Summer in Retreat - Edmund Ward (1st edition, 1957) - vintage hardback fiction book
Summer in Retreat - Edmund Ward (1st edition, 1957) - vintage hardback fiction book
Summer in Retreat - Edmund Ward (1st edition, 1957) - vintage hardback fiction book
Summer in Retreat - Edmund Ward (1st edition, 1957) - vintage hardback fiction book

Summer in Retreat - Edmund Ward (1st edition, 1957) - vintage hardback fiction book

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Original 1950s hardcover with original dustjacket - a novel about a young artist - FREE UK P&P
£11.50

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Summer in Retreat - Edmund Ward (1st edition, 1957) - vintage hardback fiction book
 
An original 1950s first edition hardcover novel, complete with its original dustwrapper, which tells of a young artist - previously known as a wild and extravagant character - who returns to his home town in search of a peaceful haven in which to pursue his painting as a respectable citizen; the tranquillity he seeks proves elusive, however, since "friend and foe alike persist in seeing him as he was, not as he is".
 
Although the book shows various signs of age (see condition description below), it remains complete and fully legible, and as such would make a lovely addition to a collection of books with art-related themes, or mid-20th century first editions generally - or a great accessory for a 1950s-style decorative scheme or period room setting.

 
Author: Edmund Ward
 
Title: Summer in Retreat
 
Classification / subject: Fiction; novels; stories about artists
 
Date / era: 1957
 
Edition: First edition
 
Imprint / publisher / brand: Macgibbon & Kee, London
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
ISBN: N/A
 
Binding: Hardcover (dark blue cloth boards)
 
Dustjacket: Yes
 
Number of pages: 271
 
Dimensions (approx.): 13 x 19 x 2.9cm (5.1 x 7.5 x 1.15in)
 
Condition: Dustjacket discoloured and marked with fading to spine together with bumping and tearing to edges, splitting to fold of front flap, slight loss (mainly to top of spine), creasing and general wear, but not price-clipped; cover slightly marked with some fading / discoloration to edges together with some wear including bumping to edges and corners; front endpaper has some indentations to top corner where old pencil prices have been erased; pages discoloured with some foxing to edges and other occasional marks, together with some edge wear and corner creases, but generally in good clean condition (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 370g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £11.50 GBP - including FREE standard delivery within the United Kingdom
 
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Brand Macgibbon & Kee
Code 5/287
Condition Used