First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the first state Roger Furse illustrated dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents toned due to the wartime paper quality are otherwise clean throughout. A binding variant in that the last page of text is the rear pastedown, as issued. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few small chips at the spine tips. Not price-clipped (8s. 6d. net to the front flap).
The author's breakthrough novel about an upper-class English family in the interwar period, the first of a trilogy followed by Love in a Cold Climate (1949) and Don't Tell Alfred (1960).
Stock code: 18489