London: Andre Deutsch, 1973. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (21.5cm). Turquoise paper covered boards titled in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 320pp. Mild foxing to upper textblock, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced £2.95 net) with a faint strip of foxing to upper rear flap and light rubbing to rear panel; Near Fine. Quite nice copy of Naipaul's second novel, winner of the Whitbread Award for 1973.