375. Vidal (Gore) The City and the Pillar, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to title, original cloth, spine ends a little bumped, fore-edge a little rubbed, dust-jacket, spine very slightly faded, a little rubbed at head and foot, but excellent overall, New York, 1948.
'One of the best novels of its kind. . . . It isn’t sentimental, and it is frank without trying to be sensational and shocking.' Christopher Isherwood.
est. £200 – £300
Vidal’s landmark third novel, The City and the Pillar was the first mainstream publication to deal exclusively with homosexuality.