First Edition. Very Good / Good. Item #4009
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. Stated First Edition. Octavo (7.5" x 5.25"); [iv], 175p. Geometric dustjacket over black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Price-clipped dustjacket with large chips along edges and a few smaller tears, with some general scuffs and smudges to face. Boards worn at corners and spine ends, with some smudges and scuffs to front and back. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Loosely autobiographical novel of the author's experiences as a journalist in Italy, centered around the friendship and debates between himself and a fictional Italian adventurer and devotee of fascism in the leadup to and aftermath of World War II.