A Date for Diane by Elizabeth Headley; With Illustrations by Janet Smalley. Elizabeth Headley, Betty Cavanna.

A Date for Diane by Elizabeth Headley; With Illustrations by Janet Smalley

Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Co., 1946. Hardcover. 264 p.: illustrations; 21 cm. Blue cloth with dark blue spine and cover titles, and spine decoration. Top page edges red. Illustrated dust jacket printed in blue and red; in mylar cover. Publisher's advertisements on back flap and back section. Elizabeth Headley was one of the pennames used by American author Betty Cavanna (1909-2001), who published many works for teens and children from the early 1940s into the late 1980s. The ups and downs of Diane's sophmore year in high school have made this a perennial favorite. This is the first edition, with illustrations by Janet Smalley, of a book reissued several times with other illustrators. This edition is very scarce. Book is in Very Good+ Condition: ends of spine and corners lightly rubbed; "Vo. 31" written at lower edge of front free endpaper; top page edges slightly soiled and discolored; pages are clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Fair+ Condition: loss at ends of spine, corners, and along flap folds; lightly soiled; the red has faded; no loss of printing or illlustration. Very Good + / fair +. Item #007569

Price: $325.00