London: Quartet Books, 1984.
Inscribed to former owner by Christopher Hitchens on the title page, dated 2/2/03 by the former owner. Third printing of the first edition. 192 pp. Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with former owner's bookplate on paste down, name and other information written on half title, corners a little bumped. In Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. A signed copy of the late British-born wit's first full-length book, also his first book of sole authorship, an examination of the island nation of Cyrpus and its troubled post-WWII history. It would be printed in the US five years later as Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger. Item #140938406