Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, 1988. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. Octavo. Publisher's black boards, spine lettered in gilt. With pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy in like dust jacket, 38 mm closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first impression, presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Ron. / All good wishes. / Yours ever / John Gardner" [underlined]. This copy is from the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate. Schøyen's private collection of manuscripts, which span all cultures and all time periods, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Item #156081
Gilbert, page 613; The Schøyen Collection No. 320.