Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo ; [xii], 288,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1981.
First edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper with publisher's price-sticker of £6.95. Signed and inscribed by Lessing in April 1981 to Ingmar [Bjorksten] - a Swedish writer who has been connected to the Nobel Prize committee - 26 years before Lessing received the award. An attractive and scarce association copy.
In her Canopus in Argos series, Nobel laureate Lessing creates a "space" fiction universe to metaphorically explore spiritual, cultural and social issues. Volume III returns to the planet Shikasta of Vol. I, this time telling the story of human history and evolution from the Sirian perspective, a more bureaucratic and less advanced civilization. Booker Prize shortlisted in 1981; Canopus in Argos: Archives; Vol. 3.