THE HOUSE OF BREATH
Edition: First UK edition
London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. Small octavo, 223 pp. Blue cloth. 1952 ink inscription to front free endpaper; sunned spot to upper inner corner of front panel; light sunning to foot of spine; yellowing to page edges; else fine. Jacket (art by "Biro") has two inch tear and tiny chip to front panel; tiny chips to corners of slightly tanned spine; white rear panel dust soiled, slightly tanned; VG, still attractive. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. An important Texas novel, on A.C. Greene's list of the 50 best books about Texas. There were 3K copies of the UK first (4K copies of the 1950 US first).