First edition, first printing. 8vo. 320pp. The Publisher's File Copy. Red boards with gilt titles. Yellow dustwrapper with burgundy & black lettering. A fine copy with clean boards. Usual tanning to leaves. No inscriptions. Publisher's file copy stamp to front endpaper. The fine dustwrapper is fresh with no toning whatsoever to wrapper spine - Scarce thus. Some light wear to extremities only. Publishers file copy stamp & small file number to top corner of rear panel. Original price of 18/- net on front flap.
Basis for the 1970 film starring Oliver Reed & Hayley Mills. The author's fourth novel - a comedy. Provenance : From the Publisher's archive.