London, Macmillan & Co., 1987. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A fine copy. Inscribed by the author to the title page with an early signature. Consider Phlebas is the first of Banks's Science Fiction novels, and opened the world up to The Culture and one of literature's finest space operas. An important novel and without doubt a highlight of modern science fiction. Trivial rolling to the jacket spine tip. [10054, Hyraxia Books].