Edition: First Edition
London: Chatto & Windus / Book society, 1958. First edition, original wrappers, original green cloth. This was Murdoch's fourth novel. It is set in Imber Court, an eccentric lay Religious community in Gloucestershire. 320 pp.
Condition: The wrapper (now protected in a removable archival cover) has a little nicking to the top and bottom edge of the spine. There are a couple of small closed tears also. Slight darkening / marking to the wrapper only. Not clipped, with the original 15s net. price. The cloth is clean and tidy, without marks. The book itself is clean and tidy throughout, with a touch of darkening to the end papers only.