London: Duckworth, 1940. Ronald Firbank. Duckworth’s Rainbow Edition. Hardcover in original dust jacket. Very good condition, dust jacket significantly chipped along edges and sunned on spine. Inside pages clean and binding intact. Item #5851
First published in 1919, Valmouth is an erotic novel concerning a small spa resort community that attracts centenarians due to the clean air. The novel largely concerns one of the old ladies’ son’s marriage prospects, as he is scandalously engaged to a black woman, while also favoring a male friend. This novel is a classicly British fanciful sex comedy, with a heavy dose of mysticism and irony.