LIVELY, Penelope. Moon Tiger. London: Andre Deutsch, 1987.
8vo., blue publisher's cloth lettered in gilt to spine; unclipped jacket with vibrant design by Jenny Tylden-Wright; pp. [vi], 207, [iii]; wrapper has a few nicks and some bubbles forming lines in the acetate; else fine in very good jacket.
First edition, Signed by Lively to the title page, with review slip from Andre Deutsch tipped-in.
The book won the 1987 Booker Prize for its long, atmospheric passages and reminiscences of live, love and death.
"The Moon Tiger is a green coil that slowly burns all night, repelling mosquitoes, dropping away into lengths of grey ash, its glowing red eye a companion of the hot insect-rasping darkness." (p.75).