First edition, first impression, Jonathan Cape, 1980. Fine in dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Top edge light blue stained and fine unclipped dust-jacket. Signed by the author to the title page.
This is the second book in the novel-sequence series with the overall title of CANOPUS IN ARGOS: ARCHIVES. The first was Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikista; the third The Sirian Experiments; the fourth The Making of the Representative for Planet 8; and the fifth The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire.
The Nobel Prize for Literature 2007 was awarded to Doris Lessing who was described, at the Award Ceremony, as “that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny.” Sadly she died on 17th November, 2013 at the age of 94.
Published: Jonathan Cape, 1980