First edition, first printing. Signed presentation copy. Original brown cloth lettered in black to the spine, in the dustwrapper illustrated with a photograph by Steve Puplett. A near fine copy. There is a minor crack between pp. 142-3, the binding otherwise square and tight. Small bump to the upper outer corner, a touch of rubbing to spine tips. The pages are (as usual) toned owing to the poor quality paper stock used. The dustwrapper, a little toned, with a small nick to the lower edge of the rear panel and the merest rubbing to corners, is otherwise fine. Not price-clipped (£2.95 net to the front flap).
Inscribed by the author to the title page, "For Christine / from / Kyril Bonfiglioli / 17 vi 76". 'Something Nasty in the Woodshed' is chronologically the final part, but the second to be published, of Bonfiglioli's trilogy of Mortdecai comic thriller novels. As Stephen Fry has written of the series, "you couldn't snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful".
Stock code: 23241