New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First Edition. Lowry's second novel and most enduring work, set during the inter-war period and chronicling the last 24 hours of an alcoholic ex-diplomat in Mexico, culminating in his violent death. In 1998, it was voted No.11 in the Modern Library100 Best Novels list. Basis for John Huston's Oscar-nominated film adaptation (1984), starring Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bisset. Criterion 410. Item #4575
First Printing. Octavo (21.25cm); powder gray linen boards, with maroon lettering stamped on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [vi],,3-375,pp. Tiny wrinkle at crown, a few faint foxed spots to spine and upper board edges, else fresh internally; very Near Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, with "Advance Critical Acclaim" followed by four blurbs on the rear panel; unclipped (priced $3.00), with some pinpoint wear to extremities, and a tiny scratch at upper edge of rear panel; very Near Fine.