1957: Chapman and Hall,
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 fine dustwrapper is in wonderful unmolested condition. Complete with original Blackwell's (Oxford book retailer) contemporary request slip for its Magdelan College private customer, loosely laid in. A superior copy in every way.
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.