Chatto & Windus, 1936, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
Beige coloured cloth covered boards with ochre coloured embossed titles to the front panel and ochre coloured titles to the backstrip. A novel that focuses on the life of socialite Anthony Beavis. The story is not traditional, in as much as the author employs a non-chronological structure, juxtaposing four periods of Beavis' life, from the time that he is a young boy in the 1890s up until 1936. "The novel describes Beavis as he goes through school, college and various romantic affairs, while probing the meaningfulness of upper class life during the same period. The novel depicts Beavis' own gradual disillusionment with high society, brought to a head by the suicide of his friend. At this point, he begins to search for some source of meaning in his life, which seems to be provided when he discovers pacifism and then mysticism." from Wikipedia. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges and book corners with a little fraying to the top book corners. The cloth of the board has become somewhat rubbed, marked and foxed. Sunning of the backstrip . Browning and some foxing to the textblock edges with age toning of the pages. Offset tanning, handling marked and very faint foxing to the endpapers. The rear end paper has been creased twice. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , 619,  pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0116576.