A sound first American edition copy, lacking its jacket, of Amis' first novel, an undisputed high point of comedic fiction. NY: Doubleday & Company, 1954. First edition. Octavo (5.75 x 8.5 in.); 256pp.; reddish-brown cloth boards, off-white spine lettering. Boards lightly rubbed, with a touch of fraying to cloth at head of spine. Former owner's name stamp on front free endpaper. Toning to textblock, particularly the outer edges. A very good to near fine copy.