London: Jonathan Cape, 1966.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. First British Edition of what is considered John Fowles' masterpiece, neatly Signed by him on the title-page. A fine copy in 1/4 violet paper over pebbled black and white cloth, gilt titles to the spine, violet topstain in a just about fine, bright, fresh Tom Adams wrap-around designed dustwrapper with 30s net. present. 8vo. 617 pp. Printed label of Fowles' Literary agent, Anthony Sheil Associates Limited, Grafton Street, London, centered onto the front free endpaper. A handsome, collectible copy and basis for the powerful 1968 film, screenplay by John Fowles with Guy Green's superbly directed actors Anthony Quinn and Michael Caine. A selection on the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Novels. Pringle, 100 Best English-Language Fantasy Novels. "The Magus" is a stunner, a marvelous, compelling novel, of a kind that doesn't come around very often". The New York Times. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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