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Under the Volcano.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine and front cover lettered in red. With the printed dust jacket and housed in a black solander box. A little toning to spine and board edges; an excellent, fresh copy in the price-clipped jacket with minor chips to spine ends and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To my sister Priscilla with devotion from her brother Malcolm". Former silent screen star Priscilla Bonner (1899–1996) was not Lowry's sister by birth, but the elder sister of Lowry's wife, Margerie, the dedicatee of the book and widely credited with shaping its final form. The first edition was published on 19 February 1947, preceding the Jonathan Cape edition which was published on 1 September (Woolmer): it "was poorly received in Britain and soon remaindered, but was hailed as a work of genius in North America, becoming a best-seller" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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