Johannesburg: Silver Leaf Books, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of the Noble laureate's first book. Small 8vo: 164,pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine stamped with silver foil; illustrated dust jacket, by Ernest Ullman, priced 12s/6d. Fine and unread, very tight, clean and crisp; Fine jacket, tips of spine panel and flap folds very lightly rubbed. An excellent example, and scarce such. Driver A1. Fine / Fine. Item #BB1544
A collection of 16 short stories probing the psychological consequences of a racially divided society, published the year after the first Nationalist Government (the party of apartheid) came to power in South Africa. Note: 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.