New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1972. First American edition. Hardcover. 156pp. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth over boards with the title stamped in copper and metallic red on the backstrip. Very good. The covers are slightly warped, the edges of the spine and covers are subtly faded, and there is a small, light moisture stain on the bottom edge of the text block. The endpapers are darkened along the hinges. With the dust jacket, designed by Kay Susmann, in very good condition, with moderate surface and edge wear. Item #42796
A first edition of Ballard's novel about the nature of violence and sex.