Murdoch, Iris (1919-1999). The Sea, The Sea. London: Chatto And Windus, 1978. 
[Modern Literature] First edition, with a signed card from the author. Octavo (21 X 14 cm), PP. 502 . Publisher’s green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Pictorial dust-jacket reproducing a detail from a famous hokusai woodblock print and an uncredited detail from a wall painting in the golden hall of the Hōryū-Ji in Nara, Japan, with the printed price of £5.50 net in the U.K. only. Some page corners slightly creased from having been folded. Very light handling to cloth and jacket. Fine.
Murdoch’S Booker prize winning novel; ‘The Sea, The Sea’ is a tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a self-satisfied playwright and director as he begins to write his memoirs.