Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 248,  pages
Publisher: London: Harpercollins Publishers, 1999.
A beautiful first edition in the first state dust-wrapper (with spelling error "Pearl Earing") in Fine condition with slightly yellowed paged, SIGNED by author Tracy Chevalier on the title page. Scarce.
Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is the story of 16-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius, even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.
Basis for the Academy Award nominated movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.