First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with titles in blue and red to the spine, in the William Randell illustrated dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is somewhat spotted and marked, significantly to the underside and with a closed tear and associated creasing to the bottom edge of the rear panel, but actually shows well and remains without fading or loss. Correctly priced 15s net to the front flap.
Signed by Ruth Rendell in blue ink on the title page. The author's second book.
Stock code: 17731
London: John Long.