Ward, Lock & Co, 1945.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with black titles. Pictorial dustwrapper. A very good+ copy. No chipping or splitting to cloth. Some light mottling to boards & a small light translucent mark to leading edge of first four leaves. No inscriptions. The very good+ dustwrapper has no loss with some edgewear and a few short closed tears. None of the usual fading to spine. Original price of 8/6net to front flap. A very good+ copy of a title seldom found especially in collectible condition.
The first Poldark title. Ross Poldark arrives home in Cornwall from the American War of Independence to find his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth Chynoweth, who presumed him dead, engaged to his cousin Francis Poldark. Ross tries to restore his fortunes by opening one of the family's derelict tin copper mines. Ross subsequently meets Demelza and falls out with his childhood friend [?] George Warleggan and Winston Graham's timeless classic Cornish saga begins.