Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter [U.K. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1984
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
U.K. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  CHATTO & WINDUS / HOGARTH PRESS
Refurbished ex-library hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is in excellent condition; near mint w/ some mild fading and hint of wrinkling to plastic laminate. Price in tact on front panel. Now housed in a protective mylar jacket.
Book itself has flaws but reads beautifully. Red cloth boards are pristine. Spine has some wear; slight lean. Stamp on title page. All other library materials have been removed, and endpapers fixed to boards.
Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake?
Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.