New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First U.S. edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of only two novels to be published in his lifetime--25 years apart. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize for the "best work of imaginative literature," the oldest literary award in the UK. Fine in a very good or better dust jacket with light soiling and light rubbing. Review copy with publisher's photograph of Rushford laid in.