Signed first edition of Dragonwyck by Anya Seton.
Octavo, , 336pp. Red cloth, title in maroon on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, faint toning to endpapers, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, price-clipped, a touch of staining to spine, some shelf wear, a near fine example. Signed by the author on front free endpaper: “For Gay Cole / with love from the author / Anya Seton Chase / Greenwich, Conn. Feb. 1944.”
Dragonwyck was Anya Seton’s second novel. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1946, featuring Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, and Vincent Price.