London: Michael Joseph, 1957. [Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION, EX LIBRIS ANTHONY LEJEUNE. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.256. With a bookplate detailing provenance loose to preliminaries. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Broom Lynne, priced at 13/6. Offsetting to endpapers. String mark across spine. Jacket spine gently toned and bumped, with light rubbing to edges and some light even soiling. Near fine. An 'entertainment' set on a fictional Italian island, in which tensions within the small community explode as they fight over the canonisation of the unfortunate lady Stylite, Juanita di Perli. Item #56214
From the library of Anthony Lejeune (1928-2018), critic and writer for 'The Tablet' and the 'National Review.'.
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