Grafton Books, 1991, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Mike Van Houten -- Cover Art
Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Mike Van Houten, with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and black and purple coloured titles to the spine. In a world were human habitation is uneasy, a death of an alien diplomat causes and explosive political situation for Police Chief Bates. It becomes more so when a hitherto unknown species of alien is found dead in shantytown. Bumping to the backstrip and to the top rear book corner. Browning to the textblock edges. Previous owner's name on the free front endpaper. Bleeding of glue to both front and rear hinges. The front panel is very faded and there is rubbing to the dustwrapper corners. Chipping to the top spine edge and there are grubby marks to the back panel. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 286 pages, last 4blank.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Mike Van Houten -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0246135565. ISBN/EAN: 9780246135568. Inventory No: 0102435.