Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1945. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Red cloth. Illustrated dust jacket. 351 pp.
1.5" strip of jacket at footer of spine is missing. Jacket spine also has a 1" chip at header, a 1/2" chip in center over the image of a cupola, and tear along left edge going 2/3 up spine. Rear jacket cover has some discoloration and tape residue. An excellent book in good jacket.
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 / good. Item #1845