The author's third novel. A SIGNED UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright, showing trivial wear at the spine corners. The spine is faded and shows gentle bruising and light wear at either end. The back panel is sound, showing a border of fading at the spine and top edge. The top edge is lightly worn and creased. the leading edge corners show tiny nicks. Looks sharp.Book : The book is square, bright and very tight. The boards are very clean and are unfaded. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are unmarked. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. This copy has been FLAT SIGNED by Joyce Cary to the title page. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.