30. Bowles (Paul) The Sheltering Sky, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to endpaper, booksellers stamp to endpaper, contemporary ink ownership inscription to pastedown and rear endpaper, original cloth, spine ends and corners very slightly bumped, otherwise excellent, dust-jacket, slight fraying to spine ends with small chip to foot, a few short tears to foot of upper panel, overall excellent, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, 1949.
'The Sheltering Sky stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II' The New Republic.
est. £2000 – £3000