BAWDEN, Nina (author). The Finding. London; Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1985.
8vo. Original blue linson boards lettered gilt to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper with wrap-around design by Kim Palmer; pp. [viii], 9-141; a fine copy in a near fine, unclipped dustwrapper (£6.95) with slight fading to spine.
First edition, inscribed and signed in ink, by Nina Bawden, to the title-page. Alex was discovered, as an abandoned baby, in the folded arms of the stone Sphinx on the London Embankment and is adopted into a loving family. Overnight, though, the mystery of his birth reawakens, he becomes famous, and his world turns upside down.