London: John Lane, 1937. First Edition thus. Hardcover. First Trade Edition printed in England, following the 1936 limited edition. Wide, square, thick 8vo: ,766pp, including appendices. Publisher's sea-green cloth, Eric Gill's Homeric bow stamped in gilt on front cover, spine lettered in gilt; sea-green dust jacket priced 25s, front panel lettered in black, spine panel with Gill's bow in black. Near Fine or better (edges and top edge lightly dust-soiled, front edge a b it spotted), square and tight; about Fine jacket (spine panel darkened a degree, head and heel rubbed with minor loss, else bright and crisp). Slocum & Cahoon A23. Connolly 42. Modern Library 100, 1. Near Fine+. Item #BB1600
Connolly's insistence that the novel is not "great" seems wrong-headed to me, but he finally allows: "[Y]et somehow it does achieve greatness like a ruined temple soaring from a jungle, and should be judged perhaps as a poem, a festival of the imagination." 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.