"The sky hides the night behind it and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above": First Edition of Paul Bowles Masterpiece The Sheltering Sky
The Sheltering Sky.
Item Number: 2167
London: John Lehmann, 1949.
First edition of the author’s landmark first book. Octavo, original cloth. Some fading to the spine cloth and extremities, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the crown and foot of the spine.
"The Sheltering Sky stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II" (The New Republic).