x, 254 pp. Original marbled-effect red & black cloth with gilt spine lettering. Lacks dw but book now protected in a clear acetate wrapper. Slight lean to spine. Spotting to fore-edge. Early ink name to front endpaper. Illustrated title-page in red & black. Two-page press opinions of 'Decline and Fall' at rear. The author's second novel. A VG copy. Supplied in a facsimile dustjacket.