THe Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter 1st / 1st 1972
First UK edition and first print published by Rupert-Hart Davis in 1972. This copy is in fine condition. The wrapper is without wear, tears or chips and is not price clipped. The book is very collectible with no foxing or handling wear. The book looks unread. It has the label of the author Angela Carter on the inside board and was perhaps a spare copy of hers. A very nice copy indeed.
Set in an unspecified Latin American country, the novel features Desiderio, a government minister in the main city, currently under attack by Doctor Hoffman's reality-distorting machines. Desiderio embarks on a journey to find Hoffman's former physics teacher, eventually bringing him to Hoffman's castle.