[Item #62912] The Black Venus. Rhys DAVIES, Garth Williams.

The Black Venus

New York: Howell, Soskin, 1946. First American Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 325pp. Tight, clean, and textually unmarked; neat ownership signature to front free endpaper; Very Good+. In the original pictorial dustwrapper by Garth Williams, unclipped (priced $2.75 on lower front flap); lightly rubbed and edgeworn, with some fading on spine; Very Good+. An attractive copy.

A late-career novel by the prolific Welsh novelist and story-writer, now perhaps best known as an intimate friend of D.H. Lawrence. Though framed as a sort of parody of the late-Victorian comedy-of-manners, the current work is actually a rather daring investigation of sex and courtship traditions under the censorious eye of the Welsh Catholic church.

Price: $50.00

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