MANN, Thomas The Black Swan. London: Secker & Warburg, 1954.
8vo., green publisher's boards gilt to spine; complete in the vibrant illustrated dustwrapper (8s. 6d.); pp. 128; a near-fine copy, a touch sunned to edges and bumped to spine, but a very clean copy otherwise; jacket with a few light creases to the upper edge.
First UK edition.
A striking and forward-thinking novella from this Nobel Prize-Winning writer, which expounds upon such themes as womanhood, romance, sexuality and ageing. It is also credited as being of the first works to bring hard medicine into popular culture.