Crown 8vo., pp. , 325, , with a half-title; printed on hand-made paper, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original brown quarter-cloth and fawn boards, paper label, spare label tipped in, spine slightly bumped; without the slipcase; signed by the author on the limitation leaf facing the title-page; a fine copy.
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Signed, limited first edition (no. 197 of 200) of Forster’s final masterpiece.
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