Secker & Warburg, 1969, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Mary Stein -- Cover Art
IV, 224 pages, last four pages blank, (intentionally). Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Mary Stein, with light green and white titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. " This tense and violent novel poses a fundamental question -- in a world of ever-increasing violence has the ordinary, civilised man lost the ability -- more importantly, the will -- to defend his family from the forces of reasoning brutality?...... step by step, with savage logic, the plot of this novel takes us through mounting levels of suspense, fear and finally unexpected courage ." -- from the front fold over panel. Bumping and discolouration to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Shelf wear and discolouration to the top and bottom book edges and rubbing to the book corners. Heavy browning and light foxing to the text block edges. Handling marks, browning and a spot or two foxing to the endpapers and the internal pages have become slightly aged toned. A previous owner has placed the number 453 and the date 15/1/89, in pencil, to the top edge of the front paste-down. Rubbing and chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and rubbing to the lower dustwrapper corners. There is a 1.5 " tear to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel with associated creasing. Rubbing and creasing to the top dustwrapper edge and rubbing to the lower. The rear dustwrapper panel has become dull and shows rubbing and handling marks. Rubbing to the front dustwrapper panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Mary Stein -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 0106581.