First UK edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to the publisher, Jon Wynne-Tyson. Publisher's original blue leatherette with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight. The contents with a hint of toning to the pastedowns are otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete in the near fine dustwrapper which has a couple of minor marks to the spine panel. Not price-clipped (£2.50 net to the front flap).
Inscribed by the author in blue ink to the title page "For Jon Wynne-Tyson / with thanks and / expectations / Catherine Roberts". The microbiologist's case for a more humanistic science, seeking to restrain "the heartless and mindless aspects of the advance of science", including the abandonment of vivisection. A nice association copy, presented to the writer and campaigner for animal rights and vegetarianism Jon Wynne-Tyson (1924-2020), the owner of the Centaur Press.
Stock code: 18904