The Hot Gates by William Golding: First edition, first impression.
The Hot Gates is a collection of essays by Golding. The book is divided into four sections “People and Places”, “Books”, “Westward Look” and “Caught in a Bush”. This copy has a very good dust jacket designed by Michael Aryton.
Original red cloth boards with black and gilt lettering on the spine. The corners and spine ends are bumped. Tiny booksellers stamp on front paste down. Inscription dated 1966 on front free page. The contents are clean and tidy. The hinges are tight. Pencil marks on the contents page and verso of half title page. The dust jacket is in good condition. Spine colours are very lightly faded. Clipped price on the flap. Chipped on the edges of the spine and light wear on edges. Repaired tear on the lower edge of the rear cover. 8vo 175 printed pages