A Separate Peace, John Knowles
First UK edition, first printing of Knowles' first book and masterpiece, which precedes the US edition by one year. London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. Publisher's green cloth with the spine lettered in silver, unrestored original pictorial dust jacket; pp. 237, [2, blank]. A near fine copy in a very good or better, unclipped dust jacket. Binding tight and sturdy, light offsetting to endpapers, half-title toned, a trace of foxing to foredge with a tiny spot to top edge of textblock. Jacket remains bright and vivid with a bit of wear to spine tips, toning to flap edges, a few light scratches, a small dampstain and a 21 mm closed tear to back panel. Overall, a very attractive copy.