1957: Chapman and Hall,
Complete with original and very rare wraparound band. First Edition, first printing. 8vo. 184pp. Blue boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy with clean boards & no marks to textblock edges. No inscriptions. The near fine dustwrapper is in fresh condition with a small nick at foot & tiny graze toward head of spine. There is mild lightening to spine of wraparound band. In 25 years of dealing this is the first time we have encountered this wraparound band - a true rarity.
Waugh described this book as his 'mad book' - a largely autobiographical account of a period of hallucinations caused by bromide intoxication that he experienced in the early months of 1954, recounted through his Catholic author protagonist Gilbert Pinfold.