The author's first 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, clean and unfaded, showing trivial rubbing to the leading edge corners. The spine is bright. The spine has lost some of its lustre and the orange lettering has faded - as ever - to a uniform yellow. The spine is very, very slightly rubbed to the ends. The back panel is bright, showing gentle fading at the borders and insignificant bruising at the spine corners. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
BOOK: The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and bright. The corners are sharp and the spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean and bright. No foxing. The closed page edges are fresh. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. This copy comes with SIGNED bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981
Condition: Very Good ++. Wrapper: Very Good +