Published by Hutchinson & Co., London; 1972. 8vo. This First edition by the author of The Day of The Jackal is in Very Good condition. It is nicely bound in original black cloth boards, with silver gilt lettering to the spine. There is bumping to the spine ends and corners, particularly at the head of the spine, where there is some slight creasing to the top of the rear board as well. There is a very small tear to the bottom front edge, but this is no more the=an a couple of millimetres in length. Otherwise the boards are mark and stain free and in nice condition. Inside apart from some toning, typical of a book of this age, the pages are clean and bright and free from marks. There is some slight spotting to the extreme page edges, only visible when the books is closed. The dustjacket is also in Very Good condition. There are some small tears to the edges, several along the top and about the same to the bottom, but none are more than 1.5cms in length and none affect the title. There a couple of chips to the front panel, but again these are negligible in size and are not on the title. There is bumping to the spine ends and corners, corresponding to those of the book’s boards, and some slight rubbing to the jacket panels. In all this is a very nice copy of this novel by the popular author, which is in better condition than it sounds. Please see the photos attached and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.