Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1963
Octavo. Finely bound in red half morocco with gilt rules over marbled paper-covered boards, spine lettered and panelled in gilt with raised bands with gilt rules, top edge gilt, decorative block of bee in gilt on lower board. A fine copy.
Presented by Amis to the film director, actor and writer Bryan Forbes on front blank, "A first edition at last to good old Bryan from Kingsley". With Forbes' bookplate incorporating bee motif on front pastedown. Forbes got to know Amis after he had been commissioned to write a screenplay based on Amis' second novel 'That Uncertain Feeling', the film being retitled 'Only Two Can Play' starring a young Peter Sellars.