Title Gloriana, or The Unfulfill'd Queen (special hardcover uncorrected proof, inscribed by the author).
Binding Uncorrected book proof (hardcover format).
Book Condition Fine copy bound in plain black cloth (no lettering), as issued without dustjacket but for light tanning along the page edges.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Allison & Busby: London. 1978.
085031237X / 9780850312379
Seller ID 02369
Winner of the 1979 World Fantasy Award for best novel. In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: 100 Best Novels no 67. This is an uncorrected proof copy bound up in hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR/''To Andy - this is one of about 25 hand-bound proofs prepared for reviewers by Alison and Busby because finished copies had not turned up in time! All best, sincerely Mike''. Additionally signed twice in full (with a further cryptic inscription added) on the title page. My own copy.
'' a rare singleton, presents an ambiguous sexual fable in a world which could be defined as an alternate Elizabethan England'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).