London: Gerald G. Swan, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition. 1st issue jacket without the authors name on the spine. Her first book? (references to earlier books under her given name, Eleanor Burford, are suspicious). A romance/adventure, that’s based on the idea that love already exists in the imagination before it exists in the heart. Half of her 200 or so books were written as Jean Plaidy (mostly historical romances) but she found wider fame with modern gothics as Victoria Holt. Cloth spine faded half a shade, else near fine, in a dustjacket with little chips, else very good. Scarce. Near fine / very good. Item #138
Among Eleanor Alice Burford’s pen names were, Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, Kathleen Kellow, Eleanor Alice Hibbert, Elbur Ford, and Ellalice Tate.