IS THIS WHAT'S CALLED INSOUCIANCE?"
TREVOR, William. Death of a Professor. (London): Colophon Press, 1997. Tall octavo, original blue cloth, uncut, original slipcase. $300.
Signed limited first edition, letter "N" of 26 lettered copies (out of total edition of 232) signed by Trevor and inscribed by him with a quotation from the story: "'Is this what's called insouciance?' McMoran mutters…"
"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). This edition included 200 signed and numbered copies and six copies numbered I-VI "for private distribution." Publisher's prospectus laid in.