First edition. 8vo. Pp. [vi], 246. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine; turquoise endpapers. Jacket design by Peter Dyer, with an illustration by Matthew Cook (priced £12.95 to front flap).
Newspaper reviews laid in. Boards a touch bruised on bottom edges, a couple of deep abrasions to d/w and lower cover, not affecting textblock, else a sound copy.
One of literature's greatest curmudgeons sinks his teeth into the bien pensants of Primrose Hill. "Amis's gift for outrage is as alert as ever." –The Independent