Cambridge: University Press, 1965. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm). Original black cloth, in burnt orange dust jacket; plain endpapers; [viii],pp; publisher's ad to rear of jacket. Bookseller's ticket of Foyles, London, to front pastedown. A tight, straight copy, pushed at head and tail, tiny touch of sunning to extreme upper edges of boards: Near Fine. Jacket unclipped (priced $4.50 and 22s. 6d.), lightly rubbed at edges with one or two tiny chips and tears, sunned at rear along edges: Very Good.
A pleasing copy of MacNeice's last extended work of literary criticism: discussions of "parable, symbolism, allegory, fable, fantasy, myth" given as the Clark Lectures in 1963, shortly before the author's death.