BOWLES, Paul.

The Sheltering Sky.

£2,250

The Sheltering Sky.

London, John Lehmann, 1949.

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The Sheltering Sky.

Description

The first edition of the author’s first book, a landmark title in modern literature, and in many ways a progenitor of Beat fiction. An American couple’s relationship struggles to survive when exposed to the expanse and alien culture of North Africa.

Description

First edition, first printing; 8vo; previous owner’s initials to front free endpaper, last leaf with chip to fore-edge from clumsy opening presumably at time of publication, overall internally fine; publisher’s grey cloth, slightly sunned at spine ends and corner tips, dust-jacket by Fred Uhlman, slight wear to fore-corners of front panel and spine ends, but overall a very good, bright example.

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Stock ID: 100132