London, Secker & Warburg, 1983 (first edition).
Octavo; full morocco by Zaehnsdorf of London (lettered in gilt on the spine, with five raised bands, all edges of the boards ruled in gilt, with gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, with the original dustwrapper bound in at the rear, but folded and slightly cropped to fit); in very fine condition.
'Each of the shortlisted authors receives ... a specially bound edition of their book' (from the Man Booker Prize website). This novel was awarded the 1983 Booker Prize; this copy has mounted on the front free endpaper a label with 'Booker McConnell Prize' printed in italics at the head; added below it in a similar style a neat calligraphic hand has written 'Winner 1983'. This unique copy is also signed on the title page by the author.