8vo, pp. [viii], 256; numerous contemporary annotations in pencil on recto of half-title; a very good copy in the original printed blue wrappers; slightly soiled and dulled, one or two tiny nicks at edges, notes in pencil on upper cover.
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Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition in English. This was evidently used as a review copy, with the upper cover annotated in pencil ‘700 words by Nov 28’. The unknown reviewer has made several notes in pencil on the half-title: ‘Criticism – c[oul]d come from the soc[ial] realist angle’, ‘Dr C[olin] the sceptical humanist’, ‘Q[uerry] was a lapsed believer’, ‘Moral conflict’, ‘Querry first GG hero not to sin’, and ‘a deep – feeling of goodness’.