London, Bodley Head, 1941. First Edition. First Impression. A very good copy. Signed by the author without inscription. A notably scarce book. Presented with the even scarcer proof. Long closed tear to spine (40mm), 20mm closed tear to front corner, nibbling to corners, toning to spine and rear plate, owner's inscription to front pastedown. The proof has a slight lean, short tear to spine tip, nice internally. An uncommon work. [5819, Hyraxia Books].