Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1945. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Cream-colored cloth. Illustrated dust jacket. 351 pp.
Ex-library with sticker on spine, stamp on title page, and card pocket inside rear cover. Jacket has several scuffs and small, closed tears around edges, with chips to corners and a 1/8" chip at top right of front jacket cover. Ink offsetting on p. 52. A very good copy.
This is the book club edition of Waugh's classic novel, which is (somewhat confusingly) the true first American edition, with the exception of the publisher's run of 150 presentation copies. The book club edition preceded both the limited edition and trade edition by a full year. Very good / very good. Item #1844