London, Collins, 1960. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy in a good jacket. A wonderful novel. In Rennison and Andrews' 100 Must-Read Fantasy Novels [p58]. Garner's masterpiece introduced a fresh and contemporary approach to myth and magic, seamlessly blending ancient folklore with a modern setting. It paved the way for a new wave of fantasy literature that embraced the fusion of the mythical and the mundane. Jacket worn with minor chips, creases and tears. Some foxing to the jacket reverse and a little offsetting to the endpapers. Slight reading lean and some softening to the spine tips. Cover art by George Adamson [10704, Hyraxia Books].