London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.218; , blank. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, tail edge untrimmed, in pictorial second issue (overprinted) dust-jacket, designed by the author, showing the correct price of 10/6 to both flaps. Book is lightly used, contents clean, some scratches to back cover, wrapper has some edgewear and a few chips and tears at crown, very light spotting to rear cover. A very good copy, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. Only 4728 copies of the first edition were published. Item #48718
Gilbert A1a (2.1).