London: Peter Owen, 1972. First U.K. Edition. Bowles's well-received autobiography, spanning his childhood in New York, his travels through Europe in the 1920's, his marriage to Jane Auer, their travels together during the war years, and settling in Morocco after the conclusion of World War II. A significant copy, inscribed to his primary UK publisher Peter Owen (1927-2016), who published no fewer than 20 titles by Bowles and those he translated, like Mohammed Mrabet, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Mohamed Choukri, and Isabelle Eberhardt. Miller A22b. Item #5341
First Impression, one of 2,000 copies. Octavo (22cm); brown textured paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; ,10-379, + pp of illustrations. Inscribed by the author to his UK publisher on the half-title page: "For Peter O / with all the best from Paul B. / Tangier / 20/VII/73." Spine ends gently nudged, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced £3.95 net), lightly edgeworn, with some faint creasing at crown, and a few short tears along upper edge; Very Good+.