New York: Borzoi, 1979. First American edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 365pp. Octavo [24.3cm]. Black cloth over boards with title blind stamped on the front board and printed in gold on the spine. Boards are bumped at the corners with a small white stain on the front board. The front free end paper has two red stains. In a tan price clipped dust jacket which is rubbed at head and tail of spine, with one closed tear at the top of the spine measuring about 1.5cm. Signed and dated by the author on the dedication page with an additional signed and dated postcard laid in. Very good + / very good. Item #59952
From Publisher: With her most recent fiction, Briefing for a Descent into Hell, The Memoirs of a Survivor, and the later part of The Four-Gated City, Doris Lessing stepped forward into the fabulous, the marvelous, but it is in this new novel that she makes her true break with traditional realism. Here she begins a series of novels, Canopus in Argos: Archives, set in some future time; novels transcending realism altogether, yet reinstating it in a space-age setting.