THE SCANDAL OF SOPHIE DAWES. New York, London: D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated, 1935. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xi [xii] xiii [xiv] [1-2] 3-297 [298: blank], inserted frontispiece, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. A fascinating biography of Sophie Dawes, Baronne de Feuchères (c. 1795-1840), "a young slut from the gutter," daughter of Richard ‘Dickie’ Dawes, an alcoholic Isle of Wight fisherman and renowned smuggler, prostitute, gold digger, and maybe even a cold-blooded murderer. "... at first it would seem impossible that a being so humble, so wretched, so mean, could possibly mingle in the story of Condé and Orléans. But this miserable creature was a woman, and so all is explained" (p. 36). Gold lettering tarnished, small sticker stain on front cover, a sound, good copy. (#164403).
First printing with code "(1)" at the base of text on page 297.