Banville, John. New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1976). First American Edition. Cloth spine with gilt lettering. 241 pages. Has small moisture stains to bottom of front board and interior of jacket. Lower corner of jacket flap clipped. Contents clean and tight. “Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1976, this historical novel is based on the life of Nicholas Koppernigk, better known as Copernicus, whose ideas and writings shattered the medieval view of the universe.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.