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The Battle of the Villa Fiorita

by Godden, Rumer

First Edition

Price: $55.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 001403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Illustrator: Galster, Robert (jacket design)
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Viking Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1963

New York: The Viking Press, 1963. Stated: "Second printing before publication. Third printing October 1963." Rumer Godden deals with a universal issue: has a woman the right to pursue her own fulfillment in love, or must she sacrifice it to her children? Basis for the film, "The Affair at Villa Fiorita" (1965) starring Maureen O'Hara, Rossano Brazzi, Richard Todd, Phyllis Calvert, Olivia Hussey, Martin Stephens, directed by Delmar Daves. 312 pp. Half-blue cloth with hardcover insert in cream marble, Godden's initials in blue. Gold titles. Top of pages tinted blue. Light skew to spine, thin fade mark top of spine, else Near Fine. Dustjacket chipped top of spine, light wear to bottom and corners, spine faded to off-shade. Very good in very good dustjacket, protected with mylar cover.. First Edition. Half-Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Galster, Robert (jacket design). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.