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's most masterly ...
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's most masterly novel combines his classic themes: the conflict of Eastern and Western cultures and the trials of otherness.
Near Fine. Octavo. 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.
VERY GOOD INDEED. Book A first edition of The Spider's House by Paul Bowles. In America, the Press has received The Spider's House with enthusiasm. The New York Times finds it 'complete with a montage of scenery that assaults the five senses; it offers an unforgettable picture. 'Condition: In an orange cloth binding in an unclipped dustwrapper in an acetate protective covering. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Dustwrapper is smart with just minor edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is an ink inscription to the recto of front free end papers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in a NEAR FINE dustwrapper.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. FIRST EDITION Bound in the publishers fine weave black cloth with gilt title lettering on blue and green title blocks to front panel and spine. The 406 pages remain in fresh, clean condition and are tightly bound. Discreet ownership inscription to front paste down otherwise interior of book is very clean. Book sits solid and square with all hinges strong. Housed in the distinctive dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact on front inside flap. Light wear, creasing and signs of handling mainly to head and heel of spine otherwise dustwrapper is in very good condition. Colours remain fresh and vibrant with no fading. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. The photograph supplied is a picture of the book and the dustwrapper and we are happy to send more images on request. A very presentable copy of this most interesting Paul Bowles title.
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.
Near Fine. Near fine in a very good dj. (Light remnants of a sticker at head of front endpaper. Top stain faintly discolored. Some small chips at spine ends. Touches of shelfwear at edges & at center of front cover) Author's THIRD novel. (B)
Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. 8vo. 406 pp. Another Bowlesian masterpiece in a literary genre born from Bowles' philosophy of life. Near fine in a sharp dustwrapper showing very minor use. Would be upgraded to fine were it not for a slight bit of damping at the top edge and the corresponding top of front board. Still, a very nice copy indeed.
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