London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1984. 8vo. 252 pages. Original black cloth; printed dust jacket with an illustration by Eddi Gornall. A fine copy in a fine, if slightly toned, jacket, unclipped with £8.95 price intact. Item #410343
First edition of the co-winner of the 1985 World Fantasy Award (it tied with Barry Hughart's 'Bridge of Birds'). "One of the strangest, most beautiful and most compelling fantasies I have ever read. A marvel of a book" (Keith Roberts, jacket blurb). Fantasy Literature (ed. Barron) 4A-139; Horror: 100 Best Books (eds. Jones and Newman) 92; Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 89.