Title: The Winthrop Woman
Author: Anya Seton
Year: 1958 (First Edition)
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Poor
Description: Bess was a natural rebel against the Puritan code of her time, and even to the present day many of her descendants have a vague feeling they should be ashamed of her. She was also a woman who lived through almost every daunting experience a woman can face, who won a long, hard fight for peace and freedom and an established home.
What is the truth about The Winthrop Woman, the truth which only discovery and reconstruction of her whole fascinating life-history could have revealed?
Contains a diagram of the Winthrop family tree, plus a facsimile of a letter to John Winthrop, Jr. from Elizabeth. Red boards with the Winthrop coat of arms embossed in black on the front.
The jacket is unclipped (18s net), but is worn and missing the lower half of its spine (approx. 8 cm/3.2″). There is also pink discolouration (see image). Internally, the first 12 or so pages have become partially unbound, but remain in place. Other than that, the pages are in excellent, unmarked condition and are completely free from foxing.
Scarce in jacket, hence price.
Measures 20 cm × 13 cm (8″ × 5.2″). 8vo. 557 pp. + historical afterword.