"Let It Come Down", with its title from Macbeth, tells the story of Dyar, a New York bank clerk who throws up his secure, humdrum job to find a reality abroad with which to identify himself, and his macabre experiences in the inferno of Tangiers as he gives in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the ...
"Let It Come Down", with its title from Macbeth, tells the story of Dyar, a New York bank clerk who throws up his secure, humdrum job to find a reality abroad with which to identify himself, and his macabre experiences in the inferno of Tangiers as he gives in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles' second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism.
Good. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Stated first printing, Good Plus overall, NO dust jacket, text unmarked, no age toning on pages or if present very light and uniform, edges of text block toned, bottom tips on boards worn through, some soiling on boards.
Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author Limited edition of 350 numbered copies. Signed by Bowles. Publisher's buff beige cloth and pale blue paper boards, with a pale blue paper label to the spine, lettered in red and green; in the publisher's acetate dust jacket. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy, signed by Bowles. Let It Come Down is set in Morocco during its waning years as a French protectorate and is a noticeably darker novel than his debut The Sheltering Sky (1949). Specifically, it tells the story of American Nelson Dyar as he explores the International Zone of Tangier, Morocco. Like many of his other works, Bowles uses his own cross-cultural experiences living as an American in Morocco as the basis for the novel. It gives the plot a unique dual perspective made possible only by an eyewitness who is also an outsider. Interestingly, Bowles took the title for this novel from the third act of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Limited Issue, one of 350 numbered copies signed by Bowles. Octavo; 3/4 light blue paper over boards, quarterbound in beige cloth with blue spine label printed in red and green; 292pp, . Lower right corners gently tapped, else Near Fine in the lightly rubbed original acetate dustjacket. A re-issue of Bowles' third book, including a new introduction by him written specifically for this edition.
Very Good. First edition, stated first printing. Near Fine, with light offsetting to end papers, in a Near Fine dust jacket with price intact, light soiling, light rubbing and light foxing to verso. A great copy.
Very Good. B007IMXIMA Random House; NY, 1952. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Small neat ink name & date front fly else Near Fine in a Very Good, light surface rubbing/scratching front panel, very short tears spine top, w/some bleeding/discoloration rear panel/verso, Dustwrapper. A flawed copy of this collected author's third book, priced accordingly. 8vo[octavo or aprx 6 x 9 inches], 311pp. We pack securely and ship daily w/delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book Half grey cloth over corrugated-pattern black boards, photo inset to front, yellow titles. Stated first edition. Very good with faint stains/fading to cloth at spine and topstain. DJ very good minus with two chips at top spine folds, small surface abrasions, edgewear and stain at bottom back panel. Price of $3.50 intact. 311 pp.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. Random House. 1952. 318 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 811; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 318 pages.
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