BASSETT. London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1934. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-308, original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First U.S. edition. The author's second novel, which she called "a novel for spinsters." COLD COMFORT FARM, although it had a rather small sale, won plaudits from the discerning critics, who heralded Stella Gibbons as a humorist of a new order. Now comes BASSETT, and although it will probably have a bigger sale (due to its being more of a conventionalized story), it won't strengthen a reputation as a satirist of biting humor -- but will establish her rather as a gentle cynic, with more of sentiment than the first book indicated. This is a story of spinsters -- all kinds -- and it's rather fun, in a quiet way. But it won't set the world on fire." - Kirkus Reviews. A fine copy in a poor torn, chipped and stained dust jacket. Uncommon. (#163850).
"First Published 1937" on copyright page.