London: Peter Owen: Vision Press, 1961.
First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5". 174pp. Rather heavy wear to price-clipped dust jacket, with small tears to edges and extremities, chipping to head and tail of spine, toning and foxing, and light dust soiling. Light blue cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear to binding, with bumping to edges and extremities, sunning to top edges, and lean to spine. Binding is sound. Occasional pencilled marks to pages throughout. An admittedly worn but still handsome first U.K. printing of this first novel by the author of Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Demian, and The Glass Bead Game. Good / good. Item #5138