New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1947).
Softcover. Uncorrected proof of the first edition, preceding the English edition. A short tear on the front wrap, title and author's name inked on the spine, else a near fine copy in wrappers as issued. Lowry's masterwork, an expressionistic novel of the final, desperate day of a former British consul drinking himself to death in Mexico. Basis for the John Huston film featuring Albert Finney (who was nominated for an Oscar) and Jacqueline Bisset.