London: Jonathan Cape, (1969). First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo. 5.75 x 8 inches. 445 pp. Fine in original brown cloth and fine pictorial dust jacket, pictorial endpapers with original price intact. Item #33322
A superior copy of what is generally considered the author's major work and the basis for the fine 1981 film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Signed on the title page by Fowles. Laid in as a 5 x 7- inch black and white photograph of the author signing a copy of this book. The photograph is signed by Fowles on the verso. Additionally laid in as laniappe is the pamphlet A Brief History of Lyme, 1981 by Fowles, a short history of the seaside town in Dorset where Fowles lived and the book and film were set. The pamphlet is signed, as well.