SIGNED BY WILLIAM TREVOR
TREVOR, William. Mrs. Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel. London: Bodley Head, (1969). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $500.
First edition of this early Trevor novel, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, signed by the author on the title page.
"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).
Book fine; dust jacket with a bit of dust soiling, short closed tear to lower edge of front flap fold. A near-fine signed copy.