New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 613pp. Large octavo [24 cm] Black cloth over boards with a silver stamped title and design on the spine, and an embossed design on the front cover. Publisher's bright yellow top stain. The spine ends and corners of the covers are bumped (more so the spine ends). The edges of the covers are a bit dulled, and the endsheets are faded at the edges. The dust jacket is price-clipped, age-toned, and torn, with adhered paper strips backing the closed tears. The inside flaps are creased, and the rear inside flap has multiple light penciled notations. Very good / fair. Item #48206
Inscribed by Doris Lessing on the title page. The inscription states, "As the Africans in my part of the world say: 'Go well!' Doris Lessing, 17.7.80..." Doris Lessing has also signed and dated a laid in postcard.