London: Michael Joseph, 1954. First Edition. The second volume in the Nobel Prize-winning author's Children of Violence series, written between 1952-1969. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); black cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; ,9-438,pp. Spine ends gently nudged, with a faint, tiny splash mark to upper and lower edge of textblock; contents clean; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12s 6d net), gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny tears, and two shallow nicks at crown; Very Good+.