Palladian

TAYLOR, Elizabeth

THE DEDICATION COPY

TAYLOR, Elizabeth Palladian

Knopf, 1946.

First American edition. Original turquoise cloth with titles to the spine. The dedication copy, inscribed on the front endpaper to her husband, "John with my love - Elizabeth". A very good copy, with a little wear to the corners and dulling to the spine lettering.

The author's second novel, which most clearly shows the influence of Jane Austen on her writing. Born Elizabeth Coles, she married John Taylor, a chocolatier in 1936. They lived most of their married life in Penn, Buckinghamshire. Described by Kingsley Amis as "One of the best English novelists born this century", Taylor's writing career was forced into relative obscurity as a consequence of coinciding with the rise of her more famous namesake, the American actress. Her style was in the mould of Ivy Compton-Burnett, Barbara Pym and Elizabeth Bowen, and has only recently been rediscovered as one of the important authors of the mid-twentieth century.

PROVENANCE: John and Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975, Novelist)

Stock ID: 31018

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