First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the text block with the habitual toning due to the quality of the paper stock. Small inscription (place and date) in the hand of Michael Humphries to the top edge of the front endpaper otherwise clean throughout. Compete with the fine original dustwrapper which unusually remains without fading of the spine. Not price-clipped (£7.95 to the front flap).
Signed by the author and dated August 1983 in blue ink on 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: 17839