London: Hogarth Press, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Fourth Impression (so stated; only 1,730 copies of the first impression were issued) of Isherwood's "snapshot of a lost world, the antic, cosmopolitan Berlin of the 1930 s." (Time 100) Crown 8vo (186 x 120mm): 280pp. Publisher's citron cloth, spine lettered in brown with matching top stain; cream dust jacket (price-clipped) printed in maroon, designed by John Banning. An excellent example, tightly bound and clean throughout (offsetting to end papers); jacket spine panel lightly tanned and gently rubbed, else about Fine. Wolmer 369. Near Fine+ / Fine-. Item #BB0154
First published in 1935 and often paired for publication with another of Isherwood's short novels as Berlin Stories, Mr. Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin "form one coherent snapshot of a lost world, the antic, cosmopolitan Berlin of the 1930 s, where jolly expatriates dance faster and faster, as if that would save them from the creeping rise of Nazism. One of Isherwood’s greatest characters, the racy, doomed Sally Bowles, took center stage in the book’s musical adaptation, Cabaret, but the theatrical version can’t match the power and richness of the original." (Time 100) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).