First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Hans Tisdall illustrated dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square, firm and clean. The contents, with a previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper and a vertical crease to the half title and title page, are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed, nicked and creased dustwrapper that has a few very short closed tears to the extremities and is a little faded to the spine. Not price-clipped (16s to the front flap).
Lampedusa's only novel, published in Italian in 1958, a year after the author's death. The novel won the prestigious Strega Prize.
Stock code: 22732