In-8 [229 x 146] of (2) ff. the first blank, 325 pp, (1) blank f. : publisher's grey half cloth boards, gilt head, untrimmed.
First edition : one of 200 copies on vellum paper, numbered and signed by the author (n° 70).
The most famous book of the British novelist and essayist Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970).
Copy of Alice Clara Forster, known as Lily, the author's mother, who died in 1945.
It bears this autograph indication on the first blank page:
My mother's copy // West Hackhurst // 1946
The mention of the house in West Hackurst, where the author and his mother resided, is a sign of nostalgia: in 1946, following the death of his mother a few months earlier,
Foster was forced to leave the house.
A very well preserved copy despite a blow to a corner. This numbered edition does not seem to have had a dust jacket.