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Hubert Monteilhet - Dead Copy - First Edition

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MONTEILHET, Hubert (1928-2019), [BRAY, Barbara, translator].

Dead Copy. A Wicked, Witty Novel About the Publishing of an International Bestseller.

London: Macdonald and Jane's, 1976.

FIRST UK EDITION, first printing. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.viii; [2]; 204; [8]. Publisher's red cloth, titles in silver to spine. Dust-jacket designed by Nicollet, with printed price of £3.95. 

Neat ownership inscriptions to title page and dedication page, a couple of faint pencil marks to same. Binding lightly handled, some spotting to top edge. Dust-jacket shows well with just three small closed tears. Uncommon. Very good.

A Bibliomystery translated from the original French, published in the United States as Murder at the Frankfurt Book Fair.