First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with the ownership inscription of Michael Humphries to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the very lightly creased original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£5.95 to the front flap). The author's first novel written in 1951 under the title A Sorcerer Dwels, but not published until 1980 in this heavily revised and altered form.
Signed and dated July 1982 by the author in blue ink on the title page. Provenance: from the collection of Michael Humphries, a friend of the author and regular member of the Trogs cricket tour, immortalised in Raven's "The Old Gang" (Hamish Hamilton, 1988).
Stock code: 17843