[ Np]. [nd. but ca. 1967]. ,253 leaves. Quarto. Carbon typescript (prelims and final leaf of text in original typescript), typed on rectos only, with occasional insertions in manuscript. Very good. Item #WRCLIT36926
A late draft of the author's first novel, subsequently published by Cape (and Atheneum in the U.S.) in 1967, and the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award for its year and an Arts Council award. The insertions, and in a few cases revisions, are generally single words, and involve matters of uniformity of tense and agreement. Accompanied by a set of bound page proofs of the UK edition, with ink annotations on the upper wrapper, inside the rear wrapper, and on the last page of text, in an unknown hand.