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Fine Editions Ltd

The Body : A Novel

London: Hogarth Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of the author's first novel. Small 8vo: 232pp. Publisher's scarlet cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained vermilion, bottom edge untrimmed; dust jacked, priced 9s/6d, strikingly illustrated by Ruth Sheradski. Fine and unread, in a Near Fine or better jacket with slight edge wear and lightly dust-soiled back panel. Fine / Near Fine+. Item #BB1540

"William Sansom was once described as London's closest equivalent to Franz Kafka. He wrote in hallucinatory detail, bringing every image into pin-sharp focus. . . . He fell from favour, but now there is a movement to rediscover his finest works." (The Independent) The Britannica lists four novels as his "most important": The Body, A Bed of Roses (1954), The Loving Eye (1956), and Goodbye (1966). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Price: $64.00

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