London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First Edition, First Printing, First State. Hardcover. Grey patterned paper over boards with quarter white cloth spine, title stamped in gilt onto spine, top edge stained black, black endpapers, 8vo (8-3/4 inches tall), pp. 223, illustrated with 82 B&W photographs. Volume toned at edges, front pastedown with illustrated "Redpath Museum - McGill University" decorative bookplate, name in pencil verso ffep. Price-clipped DJ with faint toning to edges, tiny rubs to spine ends, three pinhead-sized dots of pink missing from foot of spine panel and an unobtrusive scratch to front panel. About Fine / Near Fine. Item #1023
A very unusual copy - preceding the first state of the first Cape edition - with all errors as called for, but lacking the erratum slip or any evidence of it ever having been there. This is because some copies were shipped overseas during the first two days of the production run, prior to the selection of an incorrect photo being noticed. Hence the need for an erratum slip. Gilbert notes there are just two other known copies of the first state that lack the errata slip. This copy also in the first state DJ, with the lamination uncorrected. Ref. Gilbert, A16a(1.1).
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