London: Hogarth Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of one of the author's "most important" novels, with the red Book Society wraparound band. Small 8vo: 239,pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained deep pink, bottom edge untrimmed; dust jacked, priced 13s/6d, strikingly illustrated by Charles Mozley. Very Fine and unread. Fine+ / Fine+. Item #BB1576
"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, The Loving Eye, 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.