Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1958. Signed First Edition. Octavo (20.5 x 13 cm). , 144pp; blue cloth with silver lettering in illustrated dust wrapper, inscribed by author.
Dimple to the head of spine; bottom front corner gently bruised; edges a little sunned with four small patches of nibbling; edge of text block lightly nibbled, toned and foxed; previous bookseller’s stamp inside front cover; most pages clean and bright, some water stains throughout however pages are flat and crisp; 15 x 2mm diagonal mark on page 32; unclipped dust wrapper is a touch toned, heavier on spine, light edgewear and spotting, a few small marks and scuffs with ‘D23’ written in pencil on inside flap. Item #890
Astley's first novel, inscribed, "This is only the first. Brace yourself!"