London, Macmillan, 1987. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Banks' first SF novel. The first Culture book, and an important publication for science fiction. One 4mm tear to the top corner, a little bumping to the spine tips and some light spotting to the top edge. A very nice copy overall. Cover art by Richard Hopkinson [7911, Hyraxia Books].