Publisher:Frederick L. Cannon for Jonathan Cape Ltd, Cape Town . London, 1953
Frederick L. Cannon for Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition
VI, 256 pages, lasts the pages blank intentionally. Tan coloured boards with dark brown coloured titles to the top edge of the front panel and to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with yellow and black titles to the front panel and white and black titles to the backstrip. The story of a young white man growing up in South Africa during the early years of apartheid and of his slow disintegration. His downfall is recorded by his aunt who could see, and almost prophesied the downfall, but is unable to prevent it, is racked with gilt. A little rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Bowing to the front book panel. Browning to the text block edges and light age toning to the internal text. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and previous owner's name to the free front end paper. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the top backstrip edge. The lower 0.25 " backstrip is missing. The top dustwrapper edge has numerous tears and quite noticeable creasing. There is a small hole in the backstrip 2.5 inches from the lower edge. There is a tear/hole to the lower left-hand corner of the front panel measuring 2.5 " wide. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and to its creases. Fading to the backstrip and handling marks to the rear dustwrapper panel. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0107964.