First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding clean and firm, the pages spotted to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine, very lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper which has a couple of tiny closed tears at the spine folds and remains exceptionally clean and bright. Not price-clipped (12/6 net to the front flap). A very attractive example of the author's debut novel which won the 1955 Somerset Maugham Award.
Signed by Kinglsey Amis in black ink underneath his printed name on the title page. Loosely inserted are two typed letters from the author, the first agreeing to sign this copy of the book, the second returning the book and commenting "How interesting to see the first edition".
Stock code: 14761