Cards of Identity

Cards of Identity

Nigel Dennis. Jacket design by Lucian Freud.

Weidenfeld and Nicolson. London. 1955. First edition. Hardback; red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 370 pages. English. 205 x 140mm. 0.5kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, slight wear to jacket surface, short 1cm tear to lower edge of rear panel with some creasing, browning to spine, not price-clipped; off-setting to endpapers, slight dustiness to top edge.

A first edition of Nigel Dennis' most notable novel. Cards of Identity is a pyschological satire centred on the Identity Club, a group of pyschologists who gather in a remote country house and play on modern man's insecure grasp on his own purpose and identity. The dust jacket is designed by Lucien [sic] Freud.

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