London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1953. 8vo. 399pp. First edition. Blue textured paper boards, silver spine titles. Light bumping to spine ends, a few very minor spots of soiling to textblock top, former owner's name signature penciled on front free endpaper, else about near fine. Unclipped very good (+) dust jacket lightly worn at spine ends, with moderate general browning and a few spots of light foxing to rear panel. Quite an attractive copy of Renault's first novel to prominently feature male homosexuality, important both as a landmark work of gay literature and as a novel of World War II.