John Lehmann. London. 1950.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 inches). A fine copy finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, compartments lettered, ruled and decorated in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. A Fine copy of Bowles' influential first novel. Famously rejected by his American publishers, the London edition of The Sheltering Sky is the true first edition.