Kingsley Amis – Lucky Jim – First UK Edition 1953 – Cape
A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good book, bound in the green cloth lettered gilt to the spine with the top of ‘Lucky’ missing due to an unusual production error. The text block is slightly toned and spotted, with a whimsical inscription to the dedication page, striking out ‘To Philip Larkin’ and replacing it with ‘To Bill Sutherland 1957’. The dust wrapper is the original and is not price clipped, with minor nicks and short closed tears to the edges, also light toning. The Author’s first novel.