The Third Policeman. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1967. First edition. Pp, 200. Brown paper boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, in publisher's pictorial dust jacket designed by John Farman. Jacket creased and browned along upper margins with inner tape repair, worn along hinges; book clean & bright throughout. "One of the most extraordinary novels ever written, it confirms the author's place among the few masters of comic prose in our time and enriches a reputation that has attracted a growing number of readers." Voted novel of the year, it received rave reviews as a 'triumph of a book' and 'The magical stimulation of this superbly alert humour, delivered in a prose style of wonderful clarity and full of charm.' The Observer commented 'I think, even with Ulysses and Finnegans Wake behind him, James Joyce might have been envious!'