Stevie Smith Over The Frontier ** Author's Second Novel ** 1938


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 Stevie Smith : Over The Frontier First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Jonathan Cape London 1938……. The Author’s Second Novel (See Pictures)  Condition Of Book: Graded Very Good in original red cloth with vivid black title lettering to spine and upper cover.No dust-jacket.There is a little darkening to spine of the book.The binding of the book remains tight and there is NO hinge weakness.Internally the contents and text block remain in nice order with No foxing or spotting to the page edges.Perhaps a little dulling to the fore-edge.There is just one small previous owner’s name to the front endpaper dated 1938.Uncommon title 8vo 272pp plus publisher catalogue of 8pp to rear of book,First UK Edition 1st Impression STEVIE SMITH: When Stevie Smith was three years old, she moved with her mother and sister to Hopper Road in Palmers Green in North London (200 yards from our old house in London co-incidently) where she would live until her death in 1971.She resented the fact that her father had abandoned his family. Later, when her mother became ill, her aunt Madge Spear came to live with them, and raised Smith and her elder sister Molly and became the most important person in Smith’s life. Spear was a feminist who claimed to have “no patience” with men.When Smith was five, she developed tubercular peritonitis and was sent to a sanatorium in Kent, where she remained for three years.She related that her preoccupation with death began when she was seven, at a time when she was very distressed at being sent away from her mother.Death and fear fascinated her and provide the subjects of many of her poems.Her mother died when Smith was only sixteen years old.When suffering from the depression to which she was subject all her life, Smith was so consoled by the thought of death as a release that, as she put it, she did not have to commit suicide. She wrote in several poems that death was “the only god who must come when he is called”. Smith suffered throughout her life from an acute nervousness, described as a mix of shyness and intense sensitivity.Postage: Free sent 1st Class within the UK and this includes full Insurance or £6.50 sent by Air-Mail to Europe,or £8.50 sent Air-Mail to rest of the worldPayments.We can directly accept payments for your winning bid in the following ways only.You can pay by directly through my business in Lancashire by Visa,Mastercard,Amex,JCB,Solo,Switch or Connect Card Tel and Payments can also be made through Paypal in Sterling.We are based in Lancashire **Please note that we are full time booksellers and members of the PBFA.All books are packaged carefully and come fully insured so please view the scanned pictures and bid with confidenceN.B. We are Members of The P.B.F.A. to buy Collections of Modern Firsts and Rare Literature.Please call or e-mail us on      We always try very hard to describe all our books accurately and to note any significant faults.If anything we generally underplay a book’s condition in order to avoid any buyer disappointment.I trust that this will give you the confidence to buy from us now and in the future,as new quality stock is always being added,so it’s always worth checking for new arrivals within our shop.    NB Please note USA is Now World Zone 3 with Increased Charges Applied from 1st JulyAir-Mail Approx 7-14 Days is now £15.95  NB Please note USA is Now World Zone 3 with Increased Charges Applied from 1st JulyAir-Mail Approx 7-14 Days is now £14.95

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Stevie Smith Palmers Green London