Hamish Hamilton, 1968, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
Gray coloured boards with red coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with white and black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Translated from the French by Eileen Ellenbogen. "The French Vise-Consul at Lahore has been suspended following a series of strange incidents considered by his diplomatic superiors as both shocking and reprehensible. In Calcutta he waits for news of his next posting. And in Calcutta at all gossip and conjecturing revolve around the facts and the reasons. Who Is the Vice-Consul? What has he been before Lahore? Why had he stood on his balcony, firing in the direction of the Shalimar Gardens where the letters and stray dogs of Lahore congregated? And why did he call down death on the town and its inhabitants?" -- From the rear panel blurb. Minor rubbing to the backstrip edges and light age toning of the internal text. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and to the dustwrapper edges. There is a small, 0.25 ", tear to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. (4), 169, (3) pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; France; Inventory No: 0111669.