A SIGNED UK first edition, first impression - with a complete number string which includes the number 1.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is very bright, is unfaded, and is complete. It is unclipped. Looks very sharp.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The pages and closed page edges are clean and bright. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. This copy has been FLATSIGNED by John Banville ( as Benjamin Black ) to the title page. An attractive copy in a protected wrapper.