[London]: Methuen, . Gilt lettered cloth and marbled boards. Illustrations by Feliks Topolski. Small spot on top edge seeping a trace into the fore- edge, tasteful bookplate, spine a trace cocked, but a very good copy, in good, spine- darkened dust jacket with several nicks and a short split at lower fold. Item #WRCLIT85450
First edition. Inscribed on the front free endsheet: "For Anthony [Hobson] trusting that he will learn to avoid all Evil Eyes con tanti saluti Harold Acton." The reference is the novel's protagonist's alleged possession of the Evil Eye. RITCHIE A14.