The Rainbow and the Rose First Printing Signed by Shute

1st Edition. SIGNED by Shute, without inscription, on the title page, First Printing of The Rainbow and the Rose, one of the “Australian” group of stories from the 1950′s, the most well known of which to Americans are On the Beach and A Town Like Alice. Book is slightly cocked with some foxing and toning. Non-clipped dust jacket has light soiling, edge wear, and toning; spine rubbed. “Shute is not a Pollyanna; he does not believe that all people are good, but in general he focuses on the good and has his heroes fight circumstance, not other people. The result is the projection of benevolence and a sense of a profoundly civilized world” (The Objectivist Forum, Feb.,1985). Other than Shute’s classic signature (“Nevil Shute Norway”), no writing or markings of any kind. Signed first edition copies of Shute are most uncommon and highly desirable.

Price: $750.00
ByNevil Shute
PublishedLondon: Heinemann, 1958