First UK edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents with the publisher's "FILE COPY / Property of Martin Secker and Warburg" ink stamp to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a couple of short tears and a white label fixed to the upper panel, presumably by the publisher. Correctly priced £3.50 net to the front flap.
The Nobel and Booker award winning author's second book, the first to be published in the UK. Provenance: The archive of Martin Secker and Warburg; private US collection.
Stock code: 16688