Hard Cover. London: Martin Secker, 1923. 1st Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition. Publisher's chocolate brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original white dust jacket, lettered in red-orange. Near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, minor toning to the endpapers, bookseller's plate to the rear pastedown, otherwise bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear to the extremities, toning and minor rubbing to the spine, some chips to the spine ends, a few short closed tears to the top edges of the panels, faint vertical crease to the front panel, a few spots of minor soiling to the otherwise bright panels. A bright and pleasing copy. Roberts A24.a. The Ladybird is a collection of three novellas: The Ladybird, The Fox, and The Captain's Doll. Each of the three stories is set during World War I and features characters engaged in intense relationships that oscillate between love and hate. Throughout each of the novellas, Lawrence explores the effect war has had on those involved and his or her relationships with others. Interestingly, the first American edition of this text, published later in the same year by Thomas Seltzer, was titled The Captain's Doll.
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