Chatto & Windus, 1978.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. Sea green boards with gilt titles. Pictorial dustwrapper after Hokusai's "The Hollow of the deep-blue wave off Kanagawa". A fine copy with clean boards & no marks to textblock edges. No inscriptions. The dustwrapper is crisp and fresh with no wear or fading to spine. Original price of £5.50net on front flap. A superb copy.
Winner of the 1978 Booker Prize. A novel [character study] about a self satisfied playwright/director writing his memoirs in seclusion at Martello Tower on the cliffs by the sea; a novel of obsessions, vanity and jealousy.