London, Jonathan Cape, 1969 (first thus).
Very thick octavo, 939 pages with a frontispiece self-portrait plus 12 pages of plates; page 939, the last printed page, contains only the heading 'Index' and the page number, followed by 21 blank pages.
An uncorrected proof copy in flush-cut card covers printed with the Jonathan Cape logo; covers a little foxed, rubbed and creased; edges and first and last leaves a little foxed; a very good copy.
A pencilled inscription on the half-title states it is 'To Be Published In London | July. | Pre-Pub Price £5/5/- | Aust $15.00 | After July £6/6/- | $18.00 | Aust'. The first two parts of the book (pages 29-389) were first published in 1929; the balance of the work is published here for the first time.