Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, n. d. First American Edition. 288 pp. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5". Blue cloth, stamped gilt lettering and title border. Gently rubbed at spine ends and corners; light foxing to text block, endpapers, and a few beginning pages. Interior otherwise clean and tight. Dust jacket not price-clipped, but somewhat soiled and worn, with small chip/loss to spine ends and corners; price to spine faded. Very Good/About Very Good. Item #42023
Classic, convoluted tale of a man who lives his life backward. From the jacket flap: "How he lives back through [his past], how fate stalks him with murder and taunts him with a jealous passion born of love, and how he struggles to smash the shackles of pre-destination and snatch happiness from the black shadows of impeding disaster, combine to make this one of the strangest stories imaginable."