London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine / Near fine. Item #21050 .
Textured paper over boards, gilt spine title A fine copy. The dustwrapper shows the original 16s price. It has a little wear along the edges, a short closed marginal tear along the top rear, and a trace of foxing on the rear panel, else it is in near fine condition.
The first title in The Dark is Rising Series and the only title in the series where the English edition is the true first. (The US edition was printed in 1966.)
A truly rare book.