City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1963. First City Lights Edition. Paperback. 102pp., 4.75 x 7.25 inches
Near Fine. Crisp pages, uncracked spine and sturdy binding. Extremely faint horizontal creasing to the foot of the spine. A sharp copy, scarcely found in such condition.
Originally published in Cairo’s weekly french-language periodical La Semaine Egyptienne in 1941, then five years later in Algiers via Charlot Editions. Cossery’s first proper publication collects five short stories in his inimitable style, all set in the neighborhood’s of Cairo. A classic of the early City Lights publications.