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New English Library, 1977. First British edition. Crowley's well-received 1975 first novel. A visitor arrives from elsewhere on a strange medieval world where the two factions, the "Reds" and the "Blacks", struggle for supremacy through battle, murder and treachery.
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John Crowley was born in 1942 and has worked in documentary films and TV since 1966. The Deep, his first sf novel, was published in 1975 and was followed by Beasts, Engine Summer and Great Work of Time. In his later work, Little, Big, Aegypt and Love and Sleep, he has moved into writing fantasy to great critical acclaim.
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Book Description New English Library (NEL): London, 1977. Hardcover. First British edition (& 1st printing). SF novel, the author's first book. A very uncommon UK hardcover edition, small-sized hardcover, cheaply made with a tiny print run issued for libraries: wonderful dustjacket art by Wayne Anderson. Page edges browned as usual (cheap paper), else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for lighte rubbing to rear (black) panel. Seller Inventory # 29102
Book Description London, UK: NEL / N.E.L. / New English Library, 1977, 1st UK edition, First Printing, London, England, 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine (see description). Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description). Wayne Anderson Cover Art (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, about 4.5 x 7.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, spine tips are slightly rubbed, browning to the paper as usually seen with this title, in a Near Fine dustjacket with super wraparound cover art by Wayne Anderson, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Seller Inventory # 158097
Book Description New English Library, London, 1977. Original Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Previous owner name on paste down, traces of pencilled price on front free endpaper and pages very heavily browned. Light marking on surface of jacket - near Fine. First printing. Seller Inventory # 001465