London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1956. First Edition. The author's first novel, and the first volume in his Malayan Trilogy. Boytinck 812; Brewer A27. Item #4885
First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [viii],214,pp. Trivial wear to base of spine, with faint dust-soil to text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 13s.6d. net), lightly edgeworn, with a small diagonal crease to lower corner of front flap, and some scattered soil and foxing to the spine, rear panel and flap fold, most noticeable on the verso; still a bright, Very Good+ examples.