AMIS, Kingsley. The Old Devils. London: Hutchinson, 1986.
8vo, original light brown boards gilt to spine; in the jacket illustrated by Alastair Taylor; pp. [x], 294; sunned to spine of jacket, else fine.
First edition of this Booker Prize winner concerning a group of middle-aged people negotiating life's twists and turns; old age, alcoholism, marital unhappiness, and unrequited love. Martin Amis (Kingsley's son) describes the book as his father's masterpiece.