# 42610

WHITE, Patrick (1912-1990)

The living and the dead (1st U.K. edition)

$5,500.00 AUD

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London : George Routledge & Sons, 1941. First U.K. edition. Octavo, black cloth, lettered in green on spine, in clipped dustjacket (a few short tears and chips to edges, spine a little sunned with a chip with loss at foot), wet stamp of Tyrrells Book Shop, Sydney to front pastedown, previous owner’s name to pastedown, pp. [viii]; 383, light foxing to edges and endpapers, internally clean, a good copy of this rare title.

Hubber & Smith, D2a.

The rare first British edition of White’s second (and least favourite) novel, first published in New York by Viking in February 1941, several months before the U.K. edition published by Routledge. Less than 1500 copies were printed, of which only 350 came to Australia.