BLACKMAN, Malorie. Noughts & Crosses. London: Doubleday, 2001.
8vo., original black publisher's boards, lettered in silver to spine; unclipped dust jacket; pp. 446, [ii]; text block edges ever-so-slightly toned, else fine in near-fine jacket, which just has a few light scratches and creases.
First edition of this pinnacle work of teen fiction based upon racism and prejudice set in a fictional dystopia. At the time of cataloguing, the first television adaptation is imminently due to air.