1939. London: Faber and Faber, 1939.
8vo, 628 pp. Original brick red cloth, backstrip titled in gilt, top edge stained yellow others untrimmed, original dust-jacket neatly repaired. Untrimmed edges aged toned, pencil name on front free endpaper. A near fine copy in a professionally restored dust-jacket that presents very well.
§ First British edition, trade issue, one of a total first printing of 3400 copies, of which 950 copies in sheets were destroyed. It was published on the same day as the U.S. trade edition from Viking, and the limited edition bearing Faber and Viking's joint imprint. One of the best known, least read books in English. Slocum and Cahoon A47. Item #110558