THE BLAZE OF NOON. With a foreword by Elizabeth Bowen (Advance copy)
Edition: First US printing
New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1940. ADVANCE COPY bound in the published dust jacket (art by Arthur Hawkins). Light yellowing to page edges; spine has a corner nick and minor rubbing at ends, one small rubbed spot below centre; small rubbed spots to lower inner corner of front panel; VG clean, tight and uncreased copy otherwise, no owner names. Extra leaf after front free endpaper proclaiming this a Special Pre-publication Edition giving projected publication date of 22 April. Sellery & Harris B12b (Bowen bibliography), not noting this advance issue. The Yorkshire poet's first novel. about a blind man. UK edition was in 1939.