A Look Round the Estate:
Poems 1957-67.London: Jonathan Cape, 1967 Stock Code: 142957
First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to fellow author and bibliophile "John Baxter, from Kingsley Amis, drinking at a quiet pace".
The recipient John Baxter was also a science fiction novelist, alongside publishing many non-fiction works on science fiction in film, in a writing career spanning over half a century. Baxter recounts the circumstances of his Amis collection being signed in his entertaining memoir A Pound of Paper (2002).
Octavo. Original cream paper-backed green boards, titles to spine in gilt. With dust jacket.
Faint discolouration to top edge, the binding otherwise sharp, slight spotting to top edge, internally crisp. A near-fine copy in the very good jacket, price-clipped, minor nicks to corners, unfaded.
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