FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. 255, . Original grey cloth boards, spine lettered in blue, top edge blue, dustjacket printed in orange, grey, and black. Some spotting to textblock edges, dustjacket a little dustsoiled, spine panel a bit darkened with the orange faded to yellow (as usual) and a chip to the foot, some short tears and creasing to top edge (partially reinforced internally with tape).
A war novel, following the adventures of characters introduced in Waugh's first three novels. The scarce dustjacket is especially prone to dustsoiling and the orange colour often fugitive.