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Title:The Passionate Witch
Price:AUD$13.20 (about USD$9.50)
Item ID:SB00-0210113
Publisher:Methuen & Co Ltd, London, 1955
Illustrator:Herbert Roese
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Methuen & Co Ltd, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Reprint, Illustrated By: Herbert Roese

248 pages, the edges of the text block and the preliminary and final few pages have suffered from foxing, as has the dust jacket. The dust jacket is also chipped and torn , and the base edge shows water damage. The base edge and approximately 1.5 centimetres of the rear board show staining from water as well. This book, left unfinished at the time of the author's death, and completed by Norman Matson, is vintage Smith. It recounts the remarkable consequences of the marriage of a meek and respectable man to a grade A. witch. His bride's unconventional antiques were eventually to revolutionise his life. He who had never in his life drunk anything stronger than carrot juice was to find a steady alcoholic consumption was a requisite if he was to have peace of mind. There follow some of the finest binges in literature. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Herbert Roese. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 0210113.
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