"AS PLAIN AND AS NATURAL AS DAYLIGHT"
TREVOR, William. The Day We Got Drunk on Cake. London: Bodley Head, (1967). Octavo, original blue paper boards, original dust jacket. $750.
First edition, advance review copy of this collection of short stories by an acknowledged master of the genre, Trevor's fifth book and first collection of short stories.
"Because his prose is as plain and natural as daylight, his tremendous achievement seems effortless. Though he shares much of the richness of his countrymen Yeats and Joyce, he avoids their sourness of spirit, and though his vision of the human tragedy can be as dark as that of the Greeks, it is also deeply, though never entirely, comic" (New York Times). Advance review copy, with publisher's review slip laid in.