Fez, 1954, and American ex-pat Stenham reluctantly accepts a guide for his night-time walk home through the streets of the Medina. A nationalist uprising is transforming the country, much to the annoyance of Stenham, who enjoys the trappings of the old city. His path soon crosses with the young, illiterate son of a healer, another outsider to the ...
Fez, 1954, and American ex-pat Stenham reluctantly accepts a guide for his night-time walk home through the streets of the Medina. A nationalist uprising is transforming the country, much to the annoyance of Stenham, who enjoys the trappings of the old city. His path soon crosses with the young, illiterate son of a healer, another outsider to the newly politicised life of Morocco, in this brutally honest novel of life in the midst of terrorism, violence and the ugly opportunism that accompanies both. Bowles' most masterly novel combines his classic themes: the conflict of Eastern and Western cultures and the trials of otherness.
Very Good in GOOD jacket. 1957. First Edition. 384 pages. Hardback with black pictorial dust jacket over orange boards. Clean, bright and well bound pages with light foxing to the text block edge. Clean boards with light bumping to spine ends and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Minor rub wear to edges and covers.
Near Fine in fine jacket. First edition thus with new preface by the author. One of 350 cloth trade copies in acetate wrapper and SIGNED by Bowles. Light foxing spots to top edge else a fine copy in clear acetate wrapper.
Signed by Author Quarter bound in blue cloth with paper spine label and orange printed boards, black endpapers, with original plain plastic wrapper. Small bump to lower outer corner of front cover, else fine. #280 of 350 copies signed by the author. First published in 1955, this edition adds a new author Preface. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
Limited Issue, one of 350 numbered copies signed by Paul Bowles. Octavo; 3/4 orange paper over boards, quarterbound in green cloth with orange spine label, with titling and illustration in black, yellow, red, and green on spine and front panel; 406pp, . Lower right corners gently tapped, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, lightly rubbed original acetate dustjacket.
Near Fine. 8 Vo. Signed By the Author Quarter green cloth over terra cotta paper decorated boards. Wrapped in publisher's clear acetate. Limited Edition of 1000 copies of which 350 are numbered and signed by the author. This is number 120. Bowles has signed on the blank after the copyright page. A reprint of the 1955 first editon in near fine condition.
Fine. F-/F-. 1st edition, 1st printing. A novel of Morocco today (1955). Book has very slight slant and book store sticker on front pastedown. Jacket has minor wear at spine ends. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Very Good plus in Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, slight spine lean. Jacket is lightly rubbed at the extremities, with a touch of soil to the rear panel, and a short closed tear at the lower front panel. Jacket art by Stein. An attractive copy of Bowles' third novel. Miller A7.
First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the page opposite the title page. Very Good plus in Very Good plus or better dust jacket. Spine ends and a couple of corners lightly bumped, faint bruising to the front endpaper. Jacket is lightly rubbed overall, with brief glue repair to the lower spine end at the verso. An attractive copy of Bowles' third novel. Miller A7.
Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. 406 p.; 21 cm. Random House, New York, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the page opposite the title page. Near Fine book in very good plus unclipped dust jacket. Book is straight, clean and tight. DJ has mild ribbing and bumped corners with vry light chipping. A very attractive copy of Bowles' third novel. Signed by the author on the ffp.
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