Hardcover, black cloth lettered in gold, in non price-clipped dust-jacket. 560 pages, First American edition. The author’s first book; illustrated by him. An important literary debut of a modernist fable from the phantasmagoric imagination of an author whom Anthony Burgess describes as “the best Scottish novelist since Walter Scott”. Alternately compared to Dante and Lewis Carroll. Joyce and Orwell, Gray’s work represents an important literary contribution. Small former owner’s label inside front cover, totally obscured by dust-jacket flap and very mild spotting to top edge of bulked sheets. No remainder mark. A clean, square, unmarked copy in a complete jacket with no tears or chips. Very good in a very good+ dust-jacket. Scans sent on request.