London, Jonathan Cape, 1981
The initial UK printing of this book was abandoned at proof when it was discovered that the copy text had been an early draft and not the finished version. (Which being the reason UK proofs of the Cape run were recalled, are of the utmost scarcity and of considerable value). To meet the publication schedule Cape acquired 2500 sets of sheets from the US printing issuing them with a UK title page as in the present example. The Booker of Bookers. A masterpiece.
First UK edition, first impression from American sheets; 8vo; internally fine; publisher's cloth-backed boards, titles to upper board and spine in silver; a very fine copy in the pictorial printed dust jacket, very slight fading to spine; housed in a blue cloth solander box, red morocco label to spine with gilt lettering.
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