Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano, Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1947. Hard Cover book in very good, near fine condition. Dust jacket condition is good. First Edition. First edition HARDCOVER with scarce first state DUST JACKET. TRUE FIRST US EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, meeting all first edition points: First edition is not stated; dated 1947 to copyright page with no additional printings; first state dustjacket with 4 reviews on rear panel and printed with “Advance critical acclaim” by Kazin, Warren, Aiken, and Spender; title on dustjacket is in yellow, author’s name is in red; bound in publisher’s original pale grey cloth, with red lettering to front board & spine. Malcolm Lowry’s masterpiece classic, an expressionistic novel of the final, desperate day of a former British consul drinking himself to death in Mexico. Printed in the USA by The Cornwall Press. A book that is notorious for its poor condition, this copy is near fine, good dust jacket. The book shows a faint trace of toning to top edge of binding (mainly to spine), otherwise a very good nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. The Â dustjacket is price-clipped, has edgewear with some chips to front, rear panels and spine (please see photos). 375pp. RARE first edition in first state dustjacket. Size: 21 x 14.5 cm. (8 1/2 x 6 inches)
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