Published by Jonathan Cape, London in 2005. 1st UK Edition, Signed by the Author, this is numbered 1240 of 1,500 signed copies, the true first edition. This copy is in Fine condition, with clean pages and original black boards and gold gilt lettering to the spine. The book is housed in a slipcase also in Fine condition, with only a slight creasing to the cloth covering the otherwise blemish free case. This edition sold out quickly after publication and has since become very collectible and hard to come by. In all, this is a lovely copy of the author's ninth book, and is a must-buy for collectors of Ian McEwan.