London, Gollancz, 1980. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. One of Compton's science fiction works. A fine copy of the first edition with a near fine copy of the proof. The proof would be fine were it not for the jacket which has creased given that it's built for the hard cover. Locke's comparison notes to the half-title on the proof (George enjoyed nothing more than comparing published books to their unpublished states). [7767, Hyraxia Books].