London: Victor Gollancz LTD, 1984. First printing. Hardcover. 278 pp. Price of £8.95 on front flap of jacket. In the first state dust jacket (FIRSTS, October 2010, 30). A sharp copy of Ballard's harrowing novel based on his experiences growing up during the Japanese occupation of China in the second world war. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00007912
A Near Fine book with a few faint flecks of foxing (but none of the usual age toning) to the textblock and traces of wear to the edges of the boards in a Near Fine dust jacket with a tiny scratch to the rear panel and a bit of fading to the red lettering on the spine panel.