Self Condemned.

London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1954].

8vo, pp. vi, 407, [1]; publisher’s buff cloth, dust-jacket printed in black, grey, red, yellow and purple to a design by Michael Ayrton; a fine copy in a near-fine jacket; bookplate of Lewis’s friend the BBC broadcaster D. G. Bridson.


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First edition, second impression (June 1954), one of Lewis’s most successful works, a novel based on his self-imposed exile in Canada during World War II. Eliot thought the work one of Lewis’s best, ‘a novel of almost unbearable poignancy’. Bridson and Lewis had corresponded about the work, then nearly complete, in 1951.

Pound & Grover A39a; Morrow & Lafourcade A38a

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