First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with some rubbing to the extremities and a little softening at the spine tips. The cloth and gilt is bright and fresh. The contents with a little offsetting to the endpapers and the very occasional finger mark are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked correct first state dustwrapper which remains bright, without fading or loss. Not price-clipped (£2.00 net / 40s to the front flap).
The author's first book and a classic of the genre. Winner of the 1972 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Stock code: 21360