Signed first edition of How Green was my Valley by Richard Llewellyn.
Octavo, 651pp, . Maroon cloth, title stamped in silver on spine. “First Published in 1939” statement on copyright page. Clean yellow endpapers. Clean text throughout. Light foxing to outer edge of text block, not affecting text. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light wear from handling at top edge of spine, an exceptionally bright example. Signed by the author opposite chapter 1, above previous ownership bookplate.
This best-selling novel by Richard Llewellyn was the basis of an Academy Award winning movie by the same name. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor. The book itself won the National Book Award for favorite novel of 1940.