Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1975). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo size, 180 pp. Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #CNJL957
First book from the seminal Fantasy and SciFi author John Crowley (b. 1942), who is perhaps best known for his 1981 SF novel "Little, Big". "The Deep" is set in a medieval world where two factions, the "Reds" and the "Blacks" struggle for supremacy through battle - it was praised upon publication as "a remarkable first novel, well written and darkly true to human nature" (n.b., above info from Wiki).
___DESCRIPTION: Volume bound in khaki coloured cloth, black lettering on the spine, small octavo in size (just over 8" tall), pagination: (i-x), 1-180. The dust jacket has pictorial cover art by John Cayea, the original price of $5.95 on the front flap, a summary of the book on both flaps, author picture and short bio on the back flap, excerpt from the book on the back panel.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The dust jacket is not price-clipped and the colours on the front panel are keep and true; we are grading as very good plus due to some light overall dustiness and a bit of edgewear, with one short (approximately one-half inch long) closed tear at the top of the front panel near the front flap.
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