London: Jonathan Cape, 1979-1983. First U.K. Editions. First Impressions. Five octavo volumes (22.5cm); blue paper covered boards titled in gilt on spine; pale gray/blue topstain; dustjackets; 365; 245; 288; 145; 179pp. All are Near Fine or better with topstain faded on most volumes. The dustjackets are uniform, designed by David Prout; unclipped (priced £5.95 - £7.95 net), the third volume has a publisher's price sticker over the original price; Near Fine or better.
Solid set of the author's only work of science fiction. "Places the crisis of human self-striving into a metaphysically conceived interstellar frame...tinged with Sufi mysticism." CLUTE & NICHOLLS, p.714. BARRON 4-333.