O'BRIEN, Flann [pseud. of Brian O'Nolan]
[New York]: Pantheon,  (but 1950). First American Edition. Originally published by Longmans in 1939, At Swim-Two-Birds was a commercial failure with less than 240 copies sold by the outbreak of the war. Additionally, the Longmans London premises and all unsold copies with it were destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1940. The novel was only rediscovered and republished in this edition in 1950, though Pantheon only notes the originally publication date of 1939 on the title page and copyright. Octavo (20cm.); original cloth-backed boards in yellow decorative dust jacket; 315pp. Very light foxing to upper jacket panel and top textblock edge, spine darkened; Near Fine in Very Good jacket.