Precious Bane by Mary Webb

Precious Bane by Mary Webb. Modern Library, later printing (c/r 1926), 356 pages. Set in Wales, the "precious bane" is the detriment of the pursuit of wealth. Webb was a romance novelist and poet whose was recognized for her genius after her death when reissues of her books became bestsellers.

Condition: Fair/Good. See photos for jacket, large portion of back missing. Bumps and dampstain to boards, pencil marks on endpapers.

"We are so small and helpless on the earth that is like a green rush cradle where mankind lies, looking up at the stars, but not knowing what they be,"

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