Under the Volcano, proof copy
Malcolm Lowry
LOWRY, Malcolm (1909-1957). Under the Volcano. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947.

Stephen Spender’s proof copy, inscribed by him: “This is the proof copy sent to me by the publishers in 1947 which I read when I was staying with Edwin and Willa Muir in Prague. I sent a telegram to the publishers enthusiastically praising Lowry’s novel. Stephen Spender.” Spender would provide a lengthy introduction to the novel in 1965 that was reprinted in subsequent editions.

Octavo. Publisher’s printed tan wrappers (lightly soiled, repairs to foot of spine). Custom quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Stephen Spender, 1909-1995, poet (inscription).

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