First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “to Daphne from Phyllis with love. P. D. James”. Daphne was the wife of George Spicer, Faber’s chief representative for the South of England and a stalwart of the company for many years.
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Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contents a little toned. An excellent copy in the jacket.