First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to his literary agent Giles Gordon and his wife on the title page, “For Giles and Margaret with love from Peter. London: September 7, 1987. ‘This is very unexpected…'”. Additionally signed by Ackroyd on the title page.
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Octavo. Original burgundy boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Lower corner bumped, margins of contents tanned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket.