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Girl with a Pearl Earring. (SIGNED) by TRACY CHEVALIER - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Clearwater Books and Biblio.com

Girl with a Pearl Earring. (SIGNED)

by TRACY CHEVALIER

Condition: Very Good/Near Fine


HarperCollins, London, 1999. First Edition (first printing) - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 248pp. Blue boards lettered in gold at spine. Spine ends very lightly rubbed, and with a sliver of discolouration of the base of the boards. Some quite light tanning to the paperstock. A very good copy in virtually fine first state dust wrapper (with the 'earing' spelling error included in the rear panel blurb), non-price-clipped and marred only by a sliver of minor discolouration to the margins of the front panel. The author's hugely successful second novel: a fictional account of Vermeer, his painting of the same name, and the model.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

A sumptuous new look for Tracy Chevalier's bestselling novel. Griet, the young daughter of a tilemaker in seventeeth century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in Vermeer's household. Tracy Chevalier shows us, through Griet's eyes, the complicated family, the society of the small town of Delft, and life with an obsessive genius. Griet loves being drawn into his artistic life, and leaving her former drudgery, but the cost to her own survival may be high.




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