THE BATTLE LOST AND WON (inscribed by Mavis Gallant)
Edition: First printing
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978. Orange boards. Creases to spine ends, else fine. Jacket has creases and minor rubbing to spine ends; sunning to upper outer corner of front panel and front flap fold, VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. Inscribed by acclaimed short story writer Mavis Gallant in 1984 to a personal friend, Helen (Vasos) Gougeon, psychology professor and Dean at Montreal's Concordia University. A novel set in Cairo at the time of the Battle of Alamein. A much under-appreciated writer.