The uncommon first edition of a collection of short stories, many concerning World War II, from an author J.K. Rowling once described as her favorite when she was a child.
THE IKON ON THE WALL
"Marya was a sensible woman but in moments of crisis she obeyed the deep peasant instinct that endows religious images with supernatural protective powers."
Read more: Sylvia Gower, "The Writer Who Inspired J. K. Rowling."
London: Duckworth, 1943. 7.5'' x 4.72''. Original orange cloth binding with black lettering to spine. Lacks dust jacket. 247 pages. Owner's name to front flyleaf, dated 1944. Light rubbing at the extremities, a few unobtrusive spots of soil to cloth, and a slight lean. Else, bright and sound.
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