The Virgin in the Garden by A. S. Byatt , 1st/ 1st 1978
This is a first edition and first print of A. S. Byatt's 'The Virgin in the Garden' in near fine condition, 1978, London. The jacket is without marks and not price clipped. The boards are not chipped and unmarked. There is not any browning, but there is very slight foxing on the top text block. The spine is tight and there is no previous owners ink. There is, however, slight wear on the tail. Overall this is a near fine copy.
The Virgin in the Garden is a 1978 realist novel by English novelist A. S. Byatt. Set during the same year as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the novel revolves around a play about Elizabeth I of England. The novel has strong use of symbolism, which the New York Times called "overloaded", that points towards Elizabeth I.