The Edge of the Night
AUTHOR'S OWN [SIGNED] COPY OF HIS FIRST WORK
Published: William Sloane New York NY, 
Stock code: 42510
8vo., First Edition thus; atractively bound in navy half morocco, blue cloth sides ruled in gilt, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and rtuled in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in gilt, gilt top, marbled endpapers, an elegant copy.
THE AUTHOR'S OWN COPY WITH HIS HOLOGRAPH SIGNATURE ON TITLE. First US edition of the author's first work; the UK edition was published in the previous year as 'Edge of Darkness'. John Prebble (1915-2001): author, historian and journalist. Among his widely acclaimed works are the Fire and Sword trilogy (chronicling the Jacobite Rebellion and destruction of the clan system), and The High Girders, documenting the Tay Bridge disaster. He is also remembered as the originator and co-writer of Cy Endfield's iconic feature film 'Zulu' (1964) starring Michael Caine and Stanley Baker.