"BOOK LOVERS ARE THOUGHT BY UNBOOKISH PEOPLE TO BE GENTLE AND UNWORLDLY, AND PERHAPS A FEW OF THEM ARE SO. BUT THERE ARE OTHERS WHO WILL LIE AND SCHEME AND STEAL TO GET BOOKS": FIRST EDITION OF DAVIES' TEMPEST-TOST
DAVIES, Robertson. Tempest-Tost. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1951. Octavo, original teal cloth, original dust jacket. $300.
First edition of the first novel in the Salterton trilogy.
"Tempest-Tost, published in 1951, recounts the struggle of an amateur theatre group in the fictional town of Salterton (a stand-in for Kingston, Ont.) as it tries to mount an open-air production of Shakespeare's The Tempest" (Globe and Mail). Tempest-Tost is the first book in the acclaimed Salterton trilogy, which focuses on a religious, provincial Canadian town and its residents.
Book with toning to spine, dust jacket with a few tiny dots of soiling and light rubbing and toning to extremities. A handsome, near-fine copy.