Item #1734 The House of Sleep [first edition, in dust jacket]. Anna Kavan.

The House of Sleep [first edition, in dust jacket]

Garden City: Doubleday, 1947. First edition. 223 pp. Gray cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black and blind, with the dust jacket. Some minor browning to rear jacket panel, tiny chip to head of jacket at rear panel spine, but overall a very sharp and clean example, rare in a decent jacket of any kind. A semi-autobiographical novel of unhappy childhood and night shadows, by one of the more unsung modernist writers of the twentieth century. Published in England the following year as Sleep Has His House, the title by which it is still in print. Item #1734

Price: $350.00