Let It Come Down - Paul Bowles 1952 - Random House, New York - First American Edition, First Printing In Let It Come Down, Paul Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier ‘outpost of unrestrained freedom, morass of ruthless greed and opportunism’, in search of a different life and ends up giving in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles's second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism. [Preface]

In a bright example of the dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer, and with rather pretty letterpress Random House card from Paul Bowles editor, printed ‘
Compliments of David McDowell’, laid in.
  Reference: Miller A6b.

Octavo. pp. [8] 311 [1]. Publisher's half grey cloth and black vertically ribbed paper boards, spine lettered in yellow, front board with orange cog and tipped on image, top edge tinted yellow, yellow endpapers. In dust jacket priced $3.50 to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, toning to spine, light rubbing to corners, in near fine dust jacket, minor wear to corners.   Ref: 108648   Price: HK$ 2,000