CRONIN, A[rchibald] J[oseph]

The Spanish gardener.   Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950

8vo. [iv], 263 pp. Red and black publisher's cloth decorated in gilt, in original illustrated dust-jacket. Ownership inscription to fly-leaf. $150.00

First edition. The tale of an overbearing father and the liberation his son finds with the help of the gardener. This novel was made into a popular motion picture in 1956 starring Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley and Michael Hordern. The dust-jacket was designed by the famous German book artist George Salter (1897-1967).

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