This is a rebound copy of the 1958 First English Edition, 2nd Impression , published the same month as the first, September 1958, by Collins and Harvill Press.
Translated from the Russian by Max Hayward and Manya Harari.
This copy has a modern fine 1/4 binding, using black goatskin leather and Italian hand marbled, red and black, bouquet patterned paper (from Venice).
It has corresponding marbled paper and black made endpapers.
The spine has two raised bands and a spine label of red rexine with gold lettering. The top page edges have been given a grey graphite finish.
A black satin ribbon with black endbands have been used to create a stylish and modern copy.
The text of this copy is in good condition, with clean and complete pages. There is a mark to the bottom of the contents page (7) and some light foxing to the page edges.
A unique gift for the bibliophile in your life.