Item #114 Prater Violet. Christopher Isherwood.

Prater Violet

New York: Random House, 1945. First Edition, First Printing.

Small Octavo 7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 130 mm), 127, [1] pages, in gray cloth, in an illustrated dust jacket by Baldwin Hawes.

Christopher Isherwood's novel about the making of a film, based on his experiences as a screen writer. But it's much more than that: it's a meditation on the threat of fascism and the increasingly dire situation in Europe in the 1930s.

This is the true first edition; the U.K. edition followed in 1946.

CONDITION: Toning to extremities and to pages (printed on cheap wartime paper). The dust jacket is price-clipped, soiled, and has some small tears and nicks, especially at both ends of the spine. Very Good/Good. Item #114

Price: $75.00

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