Category: Modern First Editions

VENUSBERG and AGENTS AND PATIENTS. Two Novels. Stock code: 14039

Author / Artist:

Powell, Anthony


First US edition, first printing. Publisher's quarter black cloth and blue paper covered boards, the author's signature in blind to the upper panel and titles in gilt to the spine, in the Osbert Lancaster illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with minor rubbing at the extremities, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper. An excellent example of the first US printing of Powell's early novels.




Both the book and dustwrapper are in the first state, being without without any of the Little Brown markings or additions present on later issues (after Little Brown purchased the unsold stock from Periscope-Holliday).