The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1954

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The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson


Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.   

Dust jacket is in very good shape with some minor wear; mostly along edges.  Housed in protective mylar jacket.  Back of dj and front panel has some tanning minor discoloration, and a few faint stains.   Unclipped front panel with a price of $3.50.  

Book has a clean, near pristine cover with a few nicks / scratches and a vibrant red cloth spine with silver title. 

Inside reads like new, with the exception of one subtle, faint [water?] stain, visible on edges of first dozen pages or so.   

Overall, a beautiful copy of this rare 1st!

Elizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old wiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting off her dead mother’s inheritance. When Elizabeth begins to suffer terrible migraines and backaches, her aunt takes her to the doctor, then to a psychiatrist. But slowly, and with Jackson’s characteristic chill, we learn that Elizabeth is not just one girl—but four separate, self-destructive personalities. The Bird’s Nest, Jackson’s third novel, develops hallmarks of the horror master’s most unsettling work: tormented heroines, riveting familial mysteries, and a disquieting vision inside the human mind. - Bookshop Apocalypse