SPARK, Muriel. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. London: Macmillan, 1961.
8vo. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original illustrated dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. [iv], 171; light rubbing to extremities; slight warping to upper board; rubbing to extremities of wrapper, with two 15mm tears to the hinge of spine and front flap of upper board; spine a little sunned; discolouration to front endpapers, with an ownership inscription in ink; slight spotting to outer edge; else a good copy.
First edition. Jacket design by Victor Reinganum. 'Miss Jean Brodie is a schoolmistress with advanced ideas not only about the education of her charges, but also of her own place in the scheme of things in which she finds herself. This book tells with all the wit and insight we expect from Muriel Spark the story of those anxious pre-war years when Miss Brodie is in her prime' (front flap).