Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1974
Octavo. Finely bound in half red morocco with gilt rules over marbled paper-covered boards, spine lettered and panelled in gilt with raised bands, top edge gilt. Curiously with the dust jacket of Amis' previous novel 'The Riverside Villas Murder' bound-in at end. A fine copy.
Presented by Amis to the film director, actor and writer Bryan Forbes: "To Bryan just in time from Kingsley" (front blank), and additionally to title, "Kingsley raises his glass to Bryan Forbes". With Forbes' bookplate to front pastedown. Forbes got to know Amis after he was commissioned to write a screenplay based on Amis' second novel 'That Uncertain Feeling', the film being retitled 'Only Two Can Play' starring Peter Sellers.