London: Secker & Warburg, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Near Fine. Item #12026
8vo. Burgundy boards with gilt spine lettering. Very lightly bumped spine ends, bottom corners lightly bumped, very light foxing to the text-block edges, clean of foxing throughout, the binding tight and square. Dust jacket with very light creases around the books bumped spots, else in fine condition. The authors uncommon second book, scarce signed, this copy insribed by Banville to Canadian writer Greg Gatenby, with Greg's neat ownership signature to the front endpaper at upper right corner. A nice clean inscribed first edition with very good provenance.