Orange cloth boards with black lettering to spine. Previous owner’s name and date in small writing to head of f.f.e. Some offsetting/darkening to first and last few leaves. Very slight soiling to top-edge of boards. Lacking dust jacket. *** A near pristine first UK printing of Flannery O’ Connor’s strange tale of a young, morose and unsympathetic young man preaching for his Church Without Christ. The novel received little critical attention when it first appeared but is now seen as classic work of Southern Gothic fiction.