NAIPAUL, V.S. Mr Stone and the Knights Companion. Andre Deutsch.. 1963.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Head of spine of wrapper slightly chipped, a couple of spots on fore-edges, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. Naipaul's fifth novel, a comedy in which the title character, appalled by the prospect of old age, invents the order of the Knights Companion, an organisation of retired men who volunteer to help others. Before long, his idea is derailed.