The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates 1st / 1st 1958

The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates 1st / 1st 1958

£175.00Price

London: Michael Joseph, (1958). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper, illustrated by James Broom-Lynne, is highly presentable. There are traces of rubbing at the top and tail edges. It has been price clipped and has light areas of browning on the free-end papers. The boards are free from chips and marks and attractively bound in a dark red. The text blocks are generally clean but suffer from minimal signs of discolouration. Overall, this is a near fine copy. The first of a series of five books about the Larkins, a rural family from Kent. The title of the book is a quote from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.