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MITFORD, Unity; SHERWOOD, Mrs; STEEDMAN, Amy (Retold by); SPOONER, M. D. (Pictures by) | Margot and the Golden Fish , ,

£40.00

London & Edinburgh : T.C. & E.C. Jack [1908]

First Edition. Presentation inscription to UNITY MITFORD (1914-1948) from Alice Ashley, dated Aug. 8th 1917, on initial blank. 8vo (22cm). 96 pages. Six colour plates, one loose, two missing (facing p. 42 and 62) and one repaired and black and white illustrated title. Original blueboards with colour illustration laid in on upper board; neatly re-backed, re-sewn; small card with instructions for professional repair tipped in at rear; boards rubbed at corners; blind stamp on front free endpaper of Tomnagrew, Dunkeld; occasional light foxing and some minor signs of age and use; but still a good, solid and welcome survivor.

Unity Mitford was the fifth daughter of the Mitford clan, and is infamous for her associations with Nazism, dedication to Hitler and suspected treasonous activities in the building pre-war tensions between Germany and Great Britain. Margot and the Golden Fish is a reminder of a simpler, more innocent period in Unity’s life.

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