L'ENGLE, Madeleine (author). A Wrinkle in Time. London; Longman Young Books. 1972.
8vo. Original dark red linson boards flecked with blue, lettered gilt to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Anthony Maitland; pp. [viii], 9-182; a near fine copy, without inscription, protected by a clean and pleasing, unclipped dustwrapper (£1.40) with a little light dusting and marking and one short, and faintly open, tear to lower joint at base of spine (7mm); remarkably scarce in first, or early, edition.
First edition, fifth impression, issued nine years after the first printing, and in the same format. A remarkably elusive, and expensive, book in first printing, regularly selling for over £1,000.