Item #74656 DEVIL OF A STATE. Anthony Burgess.
DEVIL OF A STATE

DEVIL OF A STATE

London: Heinemann, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo: 282 p. Original red cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some minor toning and wear along the extremities of the dust jacket; otherwise very good.

Signed and dated in the year of publication by Anthony Burgess on an Eileen Cond bookplate affixed to the front flyleaf. Cond was a noted English book collector who sent her bookplate to favorite authors, who signed and returned them by mail.

The fourth of Burgess’ “exotic novels”, based on his experiences living and working in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei, on the island of Borneo, in 1958-59. It precedes by a year his dystopian masterpiece A Clockwork Orange (1962). Very good / Very good. Item #74656

Price: $200.00

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