London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. An association copy, signed by Disch to fellow write Jerrold Mundis. Unusual to find a UK edition inscribed by one US author to another US author, though this is likely due to Disch having resided in England during this period (wherein he was published by Michael Moorcock, as was Mundis). Mundis published a little in the SF magazines in the 1960s, around the time of the publication of this, Disch's best-known novel. Inscription reads 'To \ Dear Jerry \ MUNDIS \ "What a strange fellow \ he was though! A \ formboy quoting Rilke" \ Tom Disch'. Disch and Mundis were published together in 1969 in Just Friends magazine.Very good condition. Some staining to the jacket, which is foxed to the interior. Rear of the jacket more noticably toned and foxed. Book itself has some foxing to the pastedowns, decent enough overall. Pringle regards it as a memorable work of art [Science Fiction the 100 Best Novels, Pringle, p133]. Cover art by Ken Reilly [6608, Hyraxia Books].